Student Labor Week of Action

rnThe 10th annual National Student Labor Week of Action, hosted by the Student Labor Action Project, is an opportunity to reclaim our future by mobilizing our communities. From March 27th to April 4th, in honor of the lives of Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez, students and workers will unite and demand:rn * The passage of the Employee Free Choice Act and living wages for all campus employeesrn * University codes of conduct that support workers’ rights both on campus and overseasrn * Fair wages & working conditions for the people who grow our food and harvest our cropsrnrnDC’s Student Labor Action Project was formed as a coalition of progressive organizations at universities across DC, with the goal of promoting economic justice both on and off campus. Together, we stand in solidarity with workers, and have worked on various campaigns fighting labor exploitation in the city. We also work closely as a coalition to support each others’ actions; our coordination as a group helps empower students to take action in their communities. In the past, DC SLAP has fought for living wages, anti-sweatshop apparel, and the right to organize for workers in the district.rnrnThe week of action kicks off On March 24th, when hundreds of students from across the nation will gather at the US Capitol to demand the passage of the DREAM Act and the Employee Free Choice Act. From there, groups will take action on their own campuses. rnStudent groups at Georgetown, George Washington, American, and UMD are all planning events in support of worker justice, and calling on our communities to take action. This year, our aim is to educate and empower those around us.rnrnrnAmerican University:rnrnKiller Coke Mock FuneralrnApril 2, 1:00 – 3:00 pmrnMain QuadrnrnGeorge Washington University:rnrnCIW ActionrnApr. 3, 11:00 pm – 1:00 pmrnKogen SquarernrnHarvard Living Wage Campaign Film Screening, conversation with HEI workersrnApr. 1, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pmrnMarvin Center 302rnrnGeorgetown University:rnrnSi Se Puede (Yes We Can): Immigrant Workers and the Labor MovementrnApril 1, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pmrnICC 208ArnrnUniversity of Maryland:rnrnRussell Athletics DemonstrationrnApr. 2nd, 12:00 pmrnMain Administration buildingrn

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