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IWW Forum This Sunday!

by IWW Saturday, Jun. 27, 2009 at 2:36 AM
la_gmb@iww.org (310) 205 - 2667

Sunday, June 28 7:30 PM *IWW Forum:Organizing the Unorganized–Lessons of Community Organizing* Come join the Industrial Workers of the World for an Evening of Poetry and Conversation. Poet, playwright and journalist *Fernando Castro* will be sharing his work; along with a panel of labor and community activists who will discuss strategies and experiences for "organizing the unorganized". There will be a screening the Brave New Films short *Stop Starbucks*; and they will be celebrating the life and work of U. Utah Phillips by screening a brief documentary. Admission is Free. Sunday, June 28 7:30 PM Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291 310.822.3006

Sunday, June 28 7:30 PM

*IWW Forum:Organizing the Unorganized–Lessons of Community Organizing*

Come join the Industrial Workers of the World for an Evening of Poetry and

Conversation.

Poet, playwright and journalist *Fernando Castro* will be sharing his work;

along with a panel of labor and community activists who will discuss

strategies and experiences for "organizing the unorganized". There will be a

screening the Brave New Films short *Stop Starbucks*; and they will be

celebrating the life and work of U. Utah Phillips by screening a brief

documentary. Admission is Free.

Sunday, June 28 7:30 PM

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center

681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

310.822.3006

The late *U. Utah Phillips* is a nationally known folk artist, singer/story

teller, Grammy Award Nominee for his work with Ani Difranco, archivist,

historian, activist, philosopher, hobo, tramp, member of the IWW, and just

about everything in between.

Poet, playwright and journalist *Fernando Castro* was born in Ibagué,

Colombia and immigrated with his family to the New York City neighborhood of

Jackson Heights - the heart of NYC's Colombian community. He notes that he

"grew up in the bosom of an immigrant working class family that wanted to

embrace the American dream and yet was painfully aware of its

contradictions."

*Hector Herrera *was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico and is labor

activist and a member of the Screen Actors Guild. He has provided voice over

narration and has served the community as an interpreter in legal and

medical matters.

*Arlen Jones *worked on staff as a boycott organizer for UNITEHERE! on hotel

campaigns. Currently, he is a volunteer bicycle mechanic and serves as a

board member for the Los Angeles Bicycle Kitchen, and a member of the Los

Angeles General Membership Branch of the IWW.

*Maria Ochoa *of the UCLA Labor Center has taught labor history and is an

activist with Pride at Work and other programs that are trying to bridge the

gap between the Labor Community and the LGBT Community.

*Serouj Aprahamian *has long been involved with the Armenian Youth

Federation (AYF), a decentralized youth organization which strives to assist

the social, cultural, political, and intellectual advancement of the

Armenian community. Aprahamian currently serves as the Executive Director

of the AYF and the co-editor of the AYF's "Haytoug" magazine.

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