|Three women leaders, including Margaret Prescod (shown above), co-founder of Women's Global Strike, will address women in the civil rights, farm workers and labor union movements.|
Three women leaders will provide a panel discussion on “Women in Movements” on Thursday, March 30, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Bronco Student Center's Ursa Minor Room. They will address women in the civil rights, farm workers and labor union movements with the goal of promoting human rights and dignity.
The panel includes the following speakers:
- Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers and founder of the Huerta Foundation. The foundation's mission is to focus on community organizing and leadership training in low-income, under-represented communities.
- Margaret Prescod, host of KPFK (90.7 FM) radio show “Sojourner Truth,” co-founder of Women's Global Strike; United Nations representative for the Category 2 Non-Governmental Organizations, Women in Dialogue. Prescod co-coordinates the Every Mother Is a Working Mother Network, a national, multiracial grassroots network campaigning to establish that raising children is work.
- Jessica Kim, development coordinator at Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance. Her interest in labor grew out of student activism. She also worked with the organizing director at the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance and was a research assistant at UCLAs Labor Center.
“Women in Movements” is co-sponsored by The Michi & Walter Weglyn Endowed Chair for Multicultural Studies, The ReEntry & Women's Center, Asian & Pacific Islander Student Center and Cesar E. Chavez Center for Higher Education. The event, free and open to the public, will come at the end of Women's Herstory Month and a day before Cesar E. Chavez Day.
For more information, contact Jose Calderon, the Weglyn Endowed Chair for Multicultural Studies, at (909) 869-3524 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.