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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 10:54 AM
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?**

errorHere'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 Revolucin
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 - $6)
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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