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UMass Dartmouth Arnold M. Dubin Labor Education Center

Announcing the 40th Anniversary of the Arnold M. Dubin Labor Education Center. Join us as we celebrate our past work and build with us as we move forward

Your solidarity has been important in our efforts to expand the labor movement’s role in our communities and strengthening its role in our workplaces.

Now is the time to honor our past, and strengthen organizing for justice into the future

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events:

June & July Topics in Labor Workshop Series

presented as a partnership with the Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council

The classes will be held on Wednesday evenings, 5:30 – 8pm, at the Worker Education Program classrooms at 800 Purchase St., New Bedford.  The cost is $20.00 each class or $75 for all five classes, scholarships are available. The final class will be in Spanish and held at the Community Worker Center, CCT, located at 1532 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford

1) JUNE 17, Labor History Then and Now
We will start with a walking tour of labor history sites in New Bedford.  This will be followed by interactive activities and discussions about local labor history, including short talks from workers who are living local labor history. This session will be co-led by Kim Wilson of the Labor Education Center, and Camilo Viveiros of the Labor Council.

2) JUNE 24, Engaging New Members and Building New Leadership among Youth

Join us as we get beyond blaming apathy for lack of active new member and young workers.  We will explore ways unions have developed innovative programs to orient new union members and build and encourage active membership and leadership among workers under 30.  This session will be co-led Jerry Fishbein, Vice President of SEIU 1199 and Kim Wilson of the Labor Education Center.

3) JULY 1, Public Speaking, Speaking to Organize

This class will help build your confidence and skills to speak before groups in order to build your union and community through public speaking.  We will also discuss and practice how to effectively engage in one on one conversations for solidarity.  This class will be co-led by Camilo Viveiros of the Labor Council and Scott Molloy of University of RI and formerly a member of the Amalgamated Transit Union.

4) JULY 8, The Attack on the Public Sector, and the FIGHT BACK!

We will work together to deepen our knowledge and understanding of how public employees, and particularly public sector unions are under fire from privatization and how we are fighting back.  We will have a broader discussion, then hear about national and statewide education efforts to fight privatization in education.  This class will be co-led by José Soler, of the Labor Education Center and Anneta Argyres of the UMass Boston Labor Extension Program.

5) JULY 15, Los Latinos y el Movimiento Obrero: Organizando por Justicia/ Latinos and the Labor Movement: Organizing for Justice

José A. Soler, of the Labor Education Center, will lead discussions, in Spanish, about  Latinos and the Labor Movement: Organizing for Justice at the office of the Worker’s Community Center, CCT, located at 1532 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford.

 

Let’s celebrate Labor Day with a Cookout on the beach!

September, August 29, time to be announced


Demarest Lloyd State Park,  Barney's Joy Road, Dartmouth, MA

Co-hosted with the Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council

 

Solidarity Conference: Labor and Community Organizing Conference

Saturday, September 12, 9am to 2pm

UMass Dartmouth Main Campus, Woodland Commons Conference Center

Learn and participate in building new alliances between traditional union members and other workers in our communities to build worker power.  Stay tuned for announcements about speakers and workshops.

Co-hosted with the Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council

 

Arnold M. Dubin Labor Education Center 40th Celebration and Dinner

Thursday, October 22nd, begins at 6pm
Venus de Milo, 75 Gar Hwy, Swansea, MA

This is a monumental event for us as we celebrate how unions, and our allies, have helped us to build power for unions and social justice community organizations for the past forty years – and for the next forty!

Please join us for some or all of these events.  For more information, or to register, contact Kim Wilson at kwilson@umassd.edu or 508-999-8781.

 

Diane Cruz, a retired member of AFSCME Local 507, participated in a state wide commemoration of workers killed or injured on the job, Worker Memorial Day.‌

 

 Join us as we celebrate 40 years of Education that workers can put to work

 

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