Kent Wong, Center for Labor Research and Education, University of California, Los Angeles

The Fight For Immigrant Rights And The U.S. Labor Movement

Organizing Immigrant Workers: Building a New Labor Movement for a New Working Class

Tuesday, September 24, 4pm, 206 Ingraham

Immigration Reform and the Immigrant Youth Movement

Wednesday, September 25, 4pm, 8417 Social Science

Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public

Thursday, September 26, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by Global Studies, the Labor & Working Class Studies Project and the School for Workers

KENT WONG is director of the Center for Labor Research and Education at UCLA, where he teaches Labor Studies and Ethnic Studies. Kent was previously staff attorney for the Service Employees International Union, representing Los Angeles County Workers, and the first staff attorney for the Asian Pacific American Legal Center.  Kent served as the founding president of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO, and has also served as the national president of the United Association for Labor Education, and the University and College Labor Education Association. He is a vice president of the California Federation of Teachers, a co-chair of the California Speaker’s Commission on Labor Education, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the National Labor College. Kent has published numerous books on the labor movement, union organizing, and immigrant workers and students.  He regularly addresses union, community, and student conferences throughout the country.