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COSI (Conversations on Social Issues)

Most Thursdays at noon; Virtually on Zoom (unless otherwise noted)

Spring 2022

Asian American Labor Activism in Seattle

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. 

Video Recording and Slides