Central American Studies

Immigrant Workers Organizing for Institutional Change

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

NEW LOCATION - Cypress Hall 111

A lecture and workshop on immigrant rights, union history, and the emergence of worker centers operating within Los Angeles.

Scarlett De Leon event flyer for 11/19/2019

Scarlett De Leon is a Los Angeles native, raised in Koreatown, from a working class, first-generation Guatemalan family.  Through her personal and professional experiences she recognizes that we all deserve a living wage, affordable housing and healthy green communities.  She previously held positions as a Worker Advocate, Political Organizer, and Director of Workplace Campaigns at the Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance (KIWA), one of the first worker centers in the nation.  She is currently the Organizing and Program Manager at the Alliance for Community Transit-Los Angeles (ACT-LA), sits on KIWA's board and is a co-founder of Science and Art Los Angeles (SALA).

Sponsored by: Department of Central American Studies and College of Humanities Academic Programming Fund.