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April 28, 2004

Panel Discussion with Dolores Huerta and Al Pinheiro for International Workers Day

Information Fair, Panel discussion and more for International Workers' Day
-panel discussion will include labor activist Dolores Huerta and Gilroy Mayor Al Pinheiro

WHO: The Gavilan College Associated Student Body, Stand Together Group, and Gavilan College Career/Transfer Center.

WHAT: Invite those who are interested in learning about workers rights, workplace issues, and labor history to visit Gavilan College for International Workers' Day. Events scheduled for the day include a lunchtime information fair, music, a panel discussion on labor issues and the controversial "SuperWalmart" store coming to Gilroy, and films and workshops addressing different labor issues. All events are free and open to the public. Campus parking is $.75.

WHEN and WHERE: Monday, May 3; All events at the Gavilan College Main campus in Gilroy, 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd.

Information Fair: 11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m., Student Center
Information tables include California School Employees Association, Coalition for Equal Pay, Bay Area Labor Committee for Peace and Justice; live music

Panel Discussion: 12:30 p.m., rm. BU 120
Panelists including Dolores Huerta of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, Gilroy Mayor Al Pinheiro, and Rosa Escamilla of the California School Employees Association will participate in a moderated panel discussion regarding labor and the issues surrounding the opening of the Gilroy Super Walmart. Microeconomics instructor Ken Miller will moderate the discussion.

Films: 1 p.m - 5 p.m. Student Center

Alambrista! and Children of the Fields. The director's cut of Alambrista! (The Fence Cutter), Robert Young's award-winning 1977 film about a young, undocumented Mexican immigrant in the United States won numerous awards, including the Prix de la Caméra d'Or (1978) at the Cannes film Festival. The revised film soundtrack includes music by Gavilan College Music Instructor Tomás Montoya..
Workshop:
"Guns vs. Butter: The Militarization of the US Economy, and How Working People are Paying the Price"
5 p.m. reception, 5:30-7:30 workshop in Student Center (Sponsored by Gavilan College Faculty Association)
Presenter Michael Eisenscher teaches economics in the Labor Studies Program at Laney Community College in Oakland and is coordinator of the Bay Area Labor Committee for Peace & Justice. He has a four decade record of labor activism as an organizer, labor educator, union representative, and negotiator. "In a startling and provocative way, we will explore the relationship between worsening economic conditions at home and the war in Iraq." Details: 848-4846

WHY: International Workers Day events will provide a forum for discussion and information on workplace rights, labor history, and labor issues.
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Last modified: August 17, 2011
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