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Organizing Latino Immigrants in the Informal Economy: The Successful Case of the Association of Latin American Gardeners of Los Angeles

You are cordially invited to the roundtable discussion

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Haines Hall 144
CSRC Library
UCLA

Panelists:

Dr. Alvaro Huerta, Asst. Prof. of Urban & Regional Planning / Ethnic & Women’s Studies,
Cal Poly Pomona
Adrian Alvarez, Community Activist & Co-founder of ALAGLA
Jaime Aleman, Owner of Contract Gardening Business & Co-founder of ALAGLA
Dr. Juan Gómez-Quiñones, Prof. of History, UCLA
Scott L. Cummings, Prof. of Law, UCLA School of Law
Victor Narro, Project Director, UCLA Labor Center; Lecturer in Law, UCLA School of Law

Panelists will discuss the successful organizing campaign of a small group of Latino gardeners in conjunction with a few Chicana/o activists against the City of Los Angeles’s draconian leaf blower ban, charging jardineros or gardeners with a misdemeanor, a $1,000 fine, and up to 6 months in jail. To read in advance on this historic grassroots movement of a disenfranchised ethnic niche, see Alvaro Huerta and Alfonso Morales’s essay “The Formation of a Grassroots Movement: The Association of Latin American Gardeners of Los Angeles Challenges City Hall” in Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies (Fall 2014).

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Cost : Free and Open to the Public

UCLAChicano Studies Research Center (CSRC
(310) 825-2363
csrcinfo@chicano.ucla.edu
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Download file: 05-13-15-UCLA-Event-Organizing-Immigrants-2h-lsa.pdf



Sponsor(s): Organized by the CSRC. UCLA co-sponsors: César E. Chávez Dept. of Chicana/o Studies, David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, Dept. of History, Dept. of Urban Planning, International Institute, International Program on International Migration, Labor Center, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, plus URBAN-LA.