The UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Institute utilizes a multi-pronged approach to ensure Latinos and other communities of color have a seat at the decision-making table and fair opportunities to thrive.
UCLA LPPI is committed to working with leading experts, advocates and elected officials to address today’s most pressing issues. We are committed to championing evidence-based policy solutions that expand genuine opportunity for all Americans by shining a spotlight on how Latinos are and are not included in policy-making.
The UCLA Voting Rights Project is the flagship project of the UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Institute aimed at creating an accessible and equitable system of voting for all Americans through impact litigation, research, and clinical education to expand access to the ballot box.
Join the UCLA Latino Policy & Politics Institute and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement for a conversation with national labor and political leaders to discuss how unionization and protecting the right to organize can support COVID-19 economic recovery efforts and improve opportunities for the nation’s diverse Latino communities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought long-standing race and gender workforce inequities into sharper focus. Historically, Black and Brown communities have struggled to find jobs that offer fair wages, healthcare access, paid leave, and employment security. And the past 18+ months of pandemic-related public health crises and economic shutdowns have only widened this gap. This conversation with national labor and political leaders covers how unionization can fit within our collective strategies for bolstering wages, improving working conditions, and building multi-racial coalitions in a post COVID-19 economy.
Featured panelists include:
Senator María Elena Durazo, California State Senate
Congressman Mark DeSaulnier, US House of Representatives
Janella T. Hinds, NYC Central Labor Council
Yanira Merino, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement
Dr. Patricia Campos-Medina, The Worker Institute at Cornell University
Jeong Park, The Sacramento Bee (Moderator)
When: Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PT/ 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET