Screening and Talkback: “Backstreet to the American Dream”

James West Alumni Center

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and in partnership with UCLA Labor Studies, enjoy a screening of the award-winning documentary "Backstreet to the American Dream," directed and written by Patricia Nazario '91, with executive producer/Medal of Freedom recipient Dolores Huerta. This modern-day look at the classic American Dream is done through the quintessential 21st Century entrepreneurial […]

2023 Labor Studies Open House

Bruin Reception Room

Join us for our in-person Labor Studies Open House! Learn about the Labor Studies Major and Minor and meet your faculty, staff, alumni and fellow students! Date: Tuesday, October 17th Time: 11am - 12:30pm Location: Bruin Reception Room (Ackerman Second Floor) RSVP deadline: October 8th, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Event Details: Open to current […]

“Manufacturing Freedom”: Elena Shih Book Talk

Haines Hall 352 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

About the event The UCLA Transnational Gender and Labor Working Group, IRLE, and CSW|Streisand Center invite you to join Professor Elena Shih to discuss her new book, Manufacturing Freedom: Sex Work, Anti-Trafficking Rehab, and the Racial Wages of Rescue (UC Press, 2023). About the book Sex worker rescue programs have become a core focus of the global […]

Fly in Power Film Screening and Q&A

Darren Star Screening Room 1422 235 Charles E Young Dr., Los Angeles, CA

About the Event The UCLA Transnational Gender and Labor Working Group, IRLE, and CSW|Streisand Center in collaboration with Red Canary Song and SWOP LA invite you to join the film screening of Fly in Power, followed by a Q&A with Elena Shih and a SWOP LA speaker. Fly in Power follows Charlotte, a Korean massage worker […]

Labor Studies 10 presents: #HotLaborSummer Panel

UCLA Fowler Auditorium

Join Kent Wong, Director of the UCLA Labor Center, in conversation with Los Angeles labor community organizers who led the fight for workers this summer. Speakers will include strike captains from UNITE-HERE, SAG-AFTRA, WGA, and SEIU 721, who will discuss their experiences on the picket line. Learn how a #HotLaborSummer can transform the American labor […]

Labor Studies Coffee Chat with the Labor Studies Student Union (LSSU)

Kaplan Hall A26

Join us on Tuesday, November 7th from 2-3 pm for a coffee chat with leaders from the Labor Studies Student Union (LSSU). This will be a space to not only learn more about the LSSU, what it stands for, why it was created, and what the future of this union is, but also a space […]

Port of Los Angeles Field Trip

Port of Los Angeles

UCLA Labor Studies and @ILWU Local 13 invite students to a free worker-centered tour of the Port of Los Angeles.  You will have the opportunity to take a boat tour of the Port, view memorials to workers on the waterfront, visit a union hall, and learn about the role of unions in the logistics industry. […]

Labor Studies Coffee Chat with Professor Victor Narro

Kaplan A26

Join us on Tuesday, November 21st  from 2-3 pm in Kaplan A26 for a coffee chat with activist, Labor Center project director, and Labor Studies Professor, Victor Narro Professor Victor Narro is an experienced activist, with thirty years as a leader in the immigrant and labor rights movements. Additionally, he has worked as a labor/immigration […]

Labor Studies Speaker Series: Molly Benitez

4320 Public Affairs 337 Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles

Molly Benitez (they/them) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Portland State University. Molly’s research sits at the intersections of race, gender/sexuality, and labor and utilizes ethnographic and autoethnographic methods to record and analyze the experiences of LGBTQ+ trades workers. They are currently working on their manuscript tentatively […]

Labor Studies Speaker Series: Heather Berg

4320 Public Affairs 337 Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles

Heather Berg writes about work, sex, and social struggle. Her 2021 book, Porn Work, explores workers’ creative strategies for surviving (and sometimes thriving) in an industry in crisis. Winner of the Working-Class Studies Association’s C.L.R. James “best book” award, it locates porn workers as experts on the politics of precarity. Her current book project, Lumpen […]

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