100 Years of Garment Work in LA: An International Women’s Day Celebration

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Beginning in 1907, when a group of Jewish tailors organized the city’s first branch of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU), continuing today in the work of the Garment Workers Center, immigrant women have played a leading role in the struggle to rid Los Angeles of sweatshops. This afternoon

Start

March 5, 2017 - 2:00 pm

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March 5, 2017 - 5:00 pm

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UCLA Downtown Labor Center, 675 S. Park View St., Los Angeles, CA 90057.   View map

Beginning in 1907, when a group of Jewish tailors organized the city’s first branch of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union (ILGWU), continuing today in the work of the Garment Workers Center, immigrant women have played a leading role in the struggle to rid Los Angeles of sweatshops. This afternoon of multilingual music, art, and testimony will celebrate International Women’s Day—exploring the over 100 year history of garment work in Los Angeles and the struggles for economic justice that continue in this city today.

The UCLA Labor Center is located at: 675 S. Park View St., Los Angeles, CA  90057

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Cosponsored by
UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies
Yiddishkayt
UCLA Labor Center
Garment Worker Center
The Workmen’s Circle / Arbeter Ring

Funding Provided by:
UC Humanities Research Institute

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(310) 267-5327

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