The Labor Education Center serves as a bridge between the university, the labor movement, and the local community. We create internships for students and offer programming on campus focused on social change for justice and organizing. Our external training is available to unions and labor councils in our region. This includes training for officers, members and stewards through a statewide Labor Extension Program.
Areas of concentration:
- Creating internships for undergraduates in labor history and labor/community organizing
- Building member engagement and workplace action in the public sector
- Building labor community coalitions, with experience in transit justice, economic development, immigrant rights, and leadership development with women
- Creating campaign development and direct action led by veteran anti-poverty community organizer
- Using labor history and oral histories as a tool for organizing
- Leading labor cultural projects, including worker photography, theater and labor history
Labor Education Center to Give Presentation on Lewis Hine
Come to learn about pioneering social justice photographer Lewis Hine's work. This lunchtime event will be held at Fall River Heritage State Park located at 200 Davol Street. Learn about the photographs taken in our area that contributed to better conditions in the mills and in ending child labor.
Fall River Labor History Tour
Fall River Labor History 5:30pm-6:30pm, Monday, September 16th Britland Park, (Gather around the Labor Education Center banner) Join the UMass Dartmouth Labor Education Center for a brief presentation and discussion about labor history in Fall River. Come and learn about historic characters and chapters from the labor movement in Fall River. The UMass Dartmouth Labor Education Center has been working with UMass Dartmouth students and teachers and students at Durfee High school to portray stories from different labor struggles in Fall River. Bring your smart phone or tablet in order to scan QR codes to be able to watch short video clips of living history presentations. We will be joined by a recent UMassD graduate in costume! For more information contact Camilo Viveiros,