Class Schedule for Fall 2015
THE BERNIE SANDERS PHENOMENON
HOW MIGHT A SOCIALIST USA RESOLVE THE WATER CRISIS?
A community workshop with panel including Russell Lowes, Sierra Club Rincon Group Energy Chair, Environmental activist Nancy Freeman, and James Jordan of the Alliance for Global Justice.
Saturday, September 26th 2:00 pm
Fresh water shortages are a looming threat to the world’s population. The situation is very acute in the western US and in our southwest particularly. So we asked several local environmental activists to share their thoughts on how the water issue could be resolved if we had a society where important decisions were made based on humane considerations, logic, and respect to historical indigenous rights.
THE CUBAN REVOLUTION TODAY
Presentation and discussion with Dereka Rushbrook, Community Activist and Educator, UA Geography
Saturday, October 10th 2:00 pm
The news is full of stories about Cuba as an island "stuck in the '50s," now on the verge of change. But Cuba and its Revolution have always been evolving, perhaps never more so than over the past few years; billboards remind its people that these changes are designed to strengthen the socialist project. Recently-established cooperatives, alongside an expanded cuentapropista (small business) sector, offer new options to workers and consumers. Whether it's black-market lobster served at private restaurants, wi-fi in the central plaza, or a weekly drag show at the Cafe Cantante in the National Theater, the landscape is changing, as is daily life for most Cubans -- and the impact of changing US-Cuban relations has yet to take shape. Join us for a discussion of these changes and what they mean for Cubans and US visitors.
BREAD AND ROSES
Film and discussion
Saturday, October 24th 2:00 pm
Tis is a story of mostly immigrant workers who defy their corporate bosses to organize in Downtown Los Angeles office buildings. And it’s the more personal story of a young undocumented migrant who joins with a union organizer to stand up to her ruthless employer. The film, directed by Ken Loach, won the Golder Palm award at the Cannes Film Festival.
WORKING PEOPLE DEMAND PAID SICK DAYS
Workshop with Molly McGovern, Deputy Political Director at UFCW Local 99
Saturday, November 7th 2:00 pm
Communities across the country are recognizing that healthy workers are productive workers. No one should have to choose between working while sick, losing pay or facing discipline. Sister McGovern will explain why it’s time to mount a campaign in Arizona for the right to days off when sick and discuss the growing local and national movements to win this needed reform.