Event: What is UCLA's Role in Worker's Lives Today?

Date & Time

April 11, 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

Contact Information


UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center, 425 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90095

Now more than ever, in this divided political era, higher education institutions like UCLA have an important role to play in upholding workers' rights. Universities are where rigorous data-driven research happens on pressing economic, workplace, and political issues. They are where students develop research and critical thinking skills and engage directly in the cities where they live.


For over 70 years, the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment has conducted timely and impactful research on labor markets and how work impacts workers and their families. As home to the UCLA Labor Center, the Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program (LOSH), and Human Resources Roundtable (HARRT), IRLE has been at the forefront of shifting the conversation about work in Los Angeles and nationwide.


Join us to celebrate and vision UCLA's work on behalf of working people and their families today and beyond.




Maria Elena Durazo

Vice-Chair, Democratic National Committee, General Vice President for Immigration, Civil Rights, and Diversity, UNITE HERE


Robin D.G. Kelley

Professor and Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History, UCLA


Abel Valenzuela

Director, UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

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