events

Events

Weekly Collective Meeting

Mondays
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM


Past Events

11/9/2021

True Cost Documentary Screening:
Bringing Apparel Justice to UCLA

The screening of the documentary True Cost was put on for the Buy Your Values UCLA campaign, as we work this year within the Environmental Justice Now component of the USAC Facilities Commission. It was also done with support and collaboration by Labor 411.

The documentary featured personal interviews and testimonies from workers in Bangladesh, global fashion activists from the War on Want, and fashion brands trying to make their production more ethical. We tied it into work we want to bring to UCLA at the student store and larger work for environmental justice and worker justice done by our student government!

5/15/2021

Ethical Fashion
from the Ground Up

On Saturday May 15 at 2 pm, youth and garment workers join forces to dream about how we can create an ethical fashion industry from ground up! From fighting for the Garment Worker Protection Act #SB62 to migrant rights, the afternoon will feature powerful speak outs from garment workers, and student leaders connecting the intergenerational struggle of workers rights, climate change and migrant justice.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Sara Mora, Dreamer, Activist

PANELISTS
Lorena Gonzalez, Garment Worker, Leader
Liz Limeta, Garment Worker Center Organizer
Valerie Pinto, SLAP
Justin Rodriguez, Buy Your Values

SPOKEN WORDS
Charli Morachnick

FACILITATED BY
Eden Bui, Refine LA
Sophia Wu, Unravel LA

COSPONSORED BY
Refine LA, Unravel LA, SLAP, Buy Your Values, FAST, UCLA Labor Center, United Students Against Sweatshop

12/7/2020

Panel on Worker Democracy in the College Apparel Industry

Thank you to Director of Sales Lauren Allen at Alta Gracia, Storyteller Kathryn Ervin at The Industrial Commons, CEO Daniel Cardazo of Ethix Merch, Deputy Director Jessica Champagne of Worker Rights Consortium, and Director of Ethical Labor and Sustainability Liz Kennedy of ASUCLA.

Facilitated by USAC General Representative 2 and USAC Facilities Commission, this panel got really deep into the history of student anti-sweatshop organizing, the conditions we are trying to fight in the exploitative garment industry, and how to work towards divesting campus stores from the industry. Have a listen!