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December 2020

Virtual Hangout: Mindfulness & Self-Care

We believe that community finds a way to persist despite physical distances – so join us for our Labor Studies Zoom Hangouts! Ask faculty & staff questions, connect with peers, or just hang out in our informal and casual Zoom sessions! Open to NEW and CURRENT students! Theme: Join our Labor Studies community as we set mindful intentions for the rest of the quarter and learn techniques that can be used beyond virtual spaces! This student-led virtual hangout will be…

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December 4, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Future of Organizing Under Technological Revolution

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, many countries around the world have classified food and grocery delivery workers as “essential workers.” While the pandemic has exacerbated the violation of workers’ safety and rights by platform companies, transnational activist networks across Europe, Latin America, Asia and the U.S. have strengthened existing alliances as workers frame their exposure to COVID-19 and the lack of social protections as a common ground for collective action. As part of this panel, activists from Madrid, São Paulo and…

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December 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

January 2021

“We Gone be Alright: Developing the Next Generation of Black Organizers” Webinar

Check out the UCLA Labor Center’s CARE at Work Initiative (Center for Advancing Racial Equity, UCLA CARE) and their new UCLA and LATTC cross-campus course, We Gone Be Alright: Developing the Next Generation of Black Worker Organizers. On Thursday, January 28th at 5:30 PM,  they will be hosting an orientation for the course and discuss tenets of their hands-on community organizing and movement building curriculum. The orientation will also involve the initial recruitment for its CARE Freedom Summer Internship, a paid internship with the Black…

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January 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

February 2021

Virtual Hangout: “Self-Love and Radical Confidence”

Join our Labor Studies community as we hold space to discuss how we express confidence and how our exploration of self-love and compassion can be a positive and pleasurable experience. This student-led virtual hangout is centered around mindfulness, mutual care, and introspection. About Virtual Hangouts: We believe that community finds a way to persist despite physical distances – so join us for our Labor Studies Zoom Hangouts! Ask faculty & staff questions, connect with peers, or just hang out in…

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February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Virtual Hangout: “Social Media: Creating, Consuming, and Connecting with Intentionality”

Let's talk not about how to use social media less, but how to use it more intentionally. Join members of the Labor Studies and Labor Center communications teams as we discuss tips on using social media as a tool to fuel our creativity, make us more productive, and build genuine connections. Learn about our social media strategy and discuss how you can create or consume meaningful content on your own platforms! About Virtual Hangouts: We believe that community finds a…

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February 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

March 2021

Virtual Hangout: “On the Mindful Road to Grad School”

Stressing about life after graduation? Ever wonder what Grad School is like and have worries or questions on how to navigate the process? Join us on our next virtual hangout, Monday, March 1st @ noon,  where we tackle some of this confusion while also learning how to stay mindful during the process. Let’s share space and have a casual conversation about grad school. All are welcome! Join us and let this be a mindful step towards your Grad School journey!…

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March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Labor Studies Faculty Teach-In: Earners and Learners

The Workers and Learners Faculty and Student Luncheon Monday, March 08, 2021 from 12:00 pm-12:45pm Bring your favorite on-the-go snacks and drinks! Are you an educator interested in learning about your students' working and learning experiences during the pandemic? Are you a student working while you’re in school? You’re not alone. UCLA Labor Studies student researchers are excited to share some of our findings and recommendations from our recent study, Unseen Costs: The Experiences of Workers and Learners in Los…

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March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

April 2021

UCLA Bruin Bound: Labor Studies Virtual Events

    The Labor Studies Interdepartmental Program offers UCLA undergraduates an opportunity to learn about the workplace and the social, political, and economic forces that influence it. To learn more about our program, we invite you to attend our UCLA Bruin Bound Labor Studies Virtual Events.  Click here to download a PDF of our event calendar with links  

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April 3 @ 8:00 am - April 16 @ 5:00 pm

Virtual Hangout: “Career Conversations on Labor Law with Patricia Hernandez, J.D.”

What is Labor Law? How do you know when you’ve found your passion? Join us to connect and have a stress-free, informal Q&A with UCLA alumnae, labor attorney, and social justice advocate, Patricia Hernandez. Let’s share space and have a casual conversation about careers this quarter. All, including new first-year and transfer admits, are welcome! About Patricia: Patricia Hernandez is a labor attorney and union representative for the Union of American Physicians and Dentists, headquartered in California. She's had an…

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April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Labor Studies 101: The Pathbreaking Justice for Janitors Campaign

On Thursday, April 22nd at 5:00pm, Jono Shaffer and Stephen Lerner will join students of the UCLA Labor Studies program to talk about the pathbreaking campaign Justice for Janitors. The architects behind one of the most important union organizing campaigns of the last few decades will explore how Justice for Janitors expanded into a global movement by providing an important model for the future of organizing.  Jono Shaffer is a Los Angeles based organizer with SEIU. He worked on and helped…

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April 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
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