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March 10-11 Taco bell Actions in Los Angeles/Irvine, please come!

by Lee Siu Hin Friday, Mar. 08, 2002 at 6:54 PM
siuhin@aol.com

*Living wage for immigrant workers! No immigrant bashing! Support farm workers' rights!** ***Would you be willing to pay 1/4 of 1 penny more for your Taco Bell's chalupa if it meant that Florida and California farmworkers who pick tomatoes and other farm products for Taco Bell and other restaurants could earn a living wage?**

Here's the Schedule for the March 10-11(sunday-Monday) Taco Bell Actions at

LA/Irvine:

1) March 9: 7:00 PM - Welcome Receptions for Taco Bell Farm workers and Truth

Tour Caravan from Florida, Kick of for 2-days LA/Irvine Taco Bell Actions!

2) March 10: 9:00 AM -3:30 PM - Rise Up 2002 Conference, UCLA, Los Angeles

3) March 10: 4:30 PM Forever21- Protest, Santa Monica

4) March 11: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM - Perceful protest at Taco bell Headquarters,

Irvine, CA

***For more information, please call: (213)353-1333 (x244), of call ActionLA

hotline: (626)695-3405, or e-mail: interfaitha@aol.com

Or please visit webpage: www.ciw-online.org

please join NoTacoBell listserv, please send e-mail to:

mailto:NoTacoBell-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Here's the detail information:

=============================================================

1) March 9: 7:00 PM - Welcome Receptions for Taco Bell Farm workers and Truth

Tour Caravan from Florida

Contact: interfaitha@aol.com (Damara Luce)

Tel: (941)839-3970

CARECEN (2845 W. 7th St, 1/2 block West of Hoover and 7th) this Saturday

evening at 7:00 PM to... GIVE A WARM L.A. WELCOME TO THE 70 FLORIDA

FARMWORKERS WHO WILL BE ARRIVING ON THE TACO BELL TRUTH TOUR CARAVAN!

We are due to arrive at 7:30 PM and it would be wonderful to have some of you

there beforehand to put up some banners/art work and welcome the workers as

they arrive for dinner.

We are still in the process of trying to get some live music (Mariachi) to

add to the mix.

=============================================================

2)Sunday, March 10: Rise Up 2002 Conference, UCLA, Los Angeles

Contact: mnuncio@sweatshopwatch.org (Marissa Nuncio)

Tel: (213)748-5866

Conference Schedule (tentative)

Set Up for Workshop Leaders and Tabling (Perloff Quad/ Dickson Plaza) 8 -9am

Registration (in Perloff Quad/ Dickson Plaza) 9-10am

* Registration

* Tabling

Plenary (Perloff Quad/ Dickson Plaza) 10-11am

* Welcome by conveners - UCLA Proyecto de los Jornaleros, UCLA Conciencia

Libre, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, Korean Immigrant

Worker Advocates, Garment Worker Center, Student/Farmworker Alliance, and

Sweatshop Watch

* CIW - Truth Tour Report and Campaign Update

* Communities vs. Corporations, Recent Victories!

o PCUN

o French McDonald's workers

o PETA

Break 11-11:15

ALL DAY Workshops 11:15 - 3:30

* Art and Revolution, Freedom Rising Dickson Plaza

o Art and Image Making

* Students Transforming and Resisting Corporations (STARC)

o Anti-Racist Organizing

Workshop Session I (Royce and Rolfe Hall**) 11:15-12:15

* Worker Discussion

o Content and Facilitator TBA

* United for a Fair Economy (UFE)

o "The Growing Divide"

* Comite Zapatista de Los Angeles

o Derechos, cultura y autonomia indigena en mexico: Ataques Neoliberales - El

Plan Puebla Panama

* Movimiento Sem Terra (MST)

o Brazil's Landless Worker's Movement: Organizing Models, Strategies and

International Projection

* Onward Collective

o Today's Media and the Struggle for Popular Power

* Kensington Welfare Rights Union (KWRU) / Women's Economic Agenda Project

(WEAP)

o Economic Human Rights

* Miami Workers Center/ POWER

o Organizing the Working Class under Imperialism

* POWER (SO. Cal)

o "The Connection between the Anti War and Human

Rights Campaigns"

* Action LA

o US / Mexico Border organizing

* Food + Social Justice Project/ PETA

o "Recognizing the Unity of Oppressions: The racial, global, labor

environmental, ecofeminist, sexual politics of meat"

and

o The Struggle is One: The Importance of Solidarity across Progressive

Movements."

* Campaign for Labor Rights

o Labor Solidarity and Consumer Mobilizing

Lunch (Perloff Quad/ Dickson Plaza) 12:15-1:15

* Speakers, Music and Videos

* STREET THEATER PAGEANT

Workshop Session II (Royce and Rolfe Hall**) 1:15-2:15

* United Farm Workers (UFW)

o Pictsweet Campaign

* United Church of Christ (UCC)

o Organizing with Religious Congregations for Social Change.

* Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras

o "Claiming our space in the global workshop"

* United Farm Workers (UFW)

o "Creative Actions"

* McDonalds Workers

o Strike in France

* International Socialist Organization (ISO)

o Eyewitness from Argentina: Is Revolution on the Agenda in Latin America?

* Humanrightstech

o How to of Virtual Organizing

* Midnight Special Law Collective/ Derechos Humanos

o Know your Rights/Legal 101

TWO HOUR WORKSHOP SESSIONS 1:15 - 3:30

* Student/ Farmworker Alliance, United Students Against Sweatshops , Student

Action with Farmworkers- facilitated by the Campaign for Labor Rights

* Student Organizing 101

* Pineros y Campesinos Unidos (PCUN), CAUSA

* Consumer mobilizing and the NORPAC Campaign

* KIWA, CHIRLA, GWC, CIW, Miami Worker Center, and Make the Road by Walking,

POWER

* Community Based Worker Organizing

* Arts in Action

* Art Making and Skills Building

* Theater of the Oppressed

* Popular theater theory and practice

* Lupita Patterson - Independent Artist

* Speaking, Acting and Finding Alternatives

Break 2:15-2:30

Workshop Session III (Royce and Rolfe Hall**) 2:30-3:30

* Alianza Indigena, Maya Vision

o The Migration of Indigenous Peoples

* PETA

o Social Justice and Corporate Responsibility

* La IndyMedia

o Indymedia

* Juventud Anti-Autoritaria Revolucionaria

o Pueblos Indigenos de Mexico

* Mexico Solidarity Network

o Free Trade Area of the Americas

* International Socialist Organization (ISO)

o Organizing for Global Justice Post 9-11 : How has the war changed our

struggle?

* Global Justice Bay Area Collective

o TBA

* Libros Revoluci

o L.A.-Sweatshop Town, and The War on Immigrants

** Rooms to be assigned

Directions to UCLA

o I-10 W

o 405 N

o Exit Sunset, make a right

o Right on Hilgard Ave.

o Park at Structure 3 (paid parking - )

o Disabled Parking along Dickson Court - Free Meters all day

(After turning right on Hilgard, right on Wyton, quick left on Charles E.

Young Drive to Dickson Court)

** Campus Map found at www.ucla.edu

=============================================================

3) Sunday March 10: 4:30 PM Forever21- Protest, Santa Monica

Contact: mnuncio@sweatshopwatch.org (Marissa Nuncio)

Tel: (213)748-5866

Gather for Forever 21 Demonstration!! (Perloff Quad/ Dickson Plaza) 3:30

PM

Join the Forever 21 protest in Santa Monica

4:30 PM !!!

Directions to Forever 21 Protest at Santa Monica Place (mall)

o I-10 W

o Exit 5th St, make a right

o Left on Broadway

o Protest is at 3rd Street (Promenade) and Broadway, in front of mall

entrance - but no parking available on Third St.

o Parking can be found along 2nd St. or 4th St - paid parking

=============================================================4) March 11:

9:00 AM-5:00 PM - Peaceful Protest at Taco bell Headquarters, Irvine, CA

Contact: Contact: interfaitha@aol.com (Damara Luce)

Tel: (941)839-3970 or (213)353-1333 (X244)

8:00 AM Taco Bell Truth Tour Bus depart from LA (sign up for a free seat from

LA to Irvine, please call Darama for more info)

9:00 - 10:30 AM: gather at Snata Ana Memorial park (corner of Flower &

Anahurst in Santa Ana)

10:30 AM: March to Taco Bell HQs -south on Bristol, east on Sunflower, south

on Main

1:00 - 5:00 PM: Music, art, performance and real Mexican food at Taco Bell

Heaquqarters! (17901 Von Karmana, Irvine)

PLEASE COME, LET'S KEEP STRUGGLE! NEVER GIVE FOR WORK'S RIGHTS, AND RESPECT!



Lee Siu Hin

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