From: Blum, Richard
Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 12:57 PM
To: ALAA MEMBERS; 1199 Members
Subject: FW: Racism, Resistance, and Workplace Organizing: Workers of Color and OWS – March 7th
Racism, Resistance, and Workplace Organizing:
Workers of Color and OWS
Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
6:00pm until 8:30pm
CWA Local 1180, 6 Harrison St
Following up from the December Racial Justice Workshop, organizers from the People of Color Caucus have joined with the Rank and File Committee (of the Labor Outreach Committee) for an exciting event on how racism has been essential to Wall Street’s historic roles in the US economy, and how workers of color have fought back throughout. Ai-jen Poo (Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance) will lead us through this history, highlighting the key roles that workers of color have played in the US Labor Movement, even when they had to fight racism within the movement.
The second half will be a panel discussion with rank and file leaders from New York’s labor struggles and how Occupy Wall Street can help them win against the corporations that profit off of their labor: Sotheby’s Workers (Teamsters, Local 814), Domestic Workers United and others!
How can OWS support those on the front-lines of the fight-back against the corporate attack? Join us to help OWS and the Labor Movement build together!