Conversation with Tracy Lai, Seattle Central History Faculty and Seattle Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) vice president; Amy Leong, Community Organizer, Seattle APALA chapter; Eunice How, Seattle APALA president and UNITE HERE 8 Community & Political Organizer; Emmelle Israel, APALA activist, Los Angeles chapter, AFL-CIO staff, and UCLA graduate student
May 5, 2022
Description: APALA was founded in May 1992, making this year its 30th Anniversary. Panelists discuss their collaboration on the book Asian American Workers Rising: APALA'S Struggle to Transform the Labor Movement, how the book documents the history of APALA leaders/activists, and the impact it has made in the Labor Movement. Panelists will also discuss the Young Leaders Council (YLC) and opportunities for students/youth to become involved in APALA and the labor movement.