Workshops & Leadership Schools
The Leadership Development Program helps worker and community organizations conduct their work more strategically. Among our many classes are Strategic Campaigns Workshop; Strategic Research Workshop; a Lead Organizer Institute; the C.L. Dellums African American Leadership School; and a Spanish-language Latino Leadership Institute. We are developing a set of projects to explore the intersection of work and mass incarceration with a particular focus on the growing Black population in Contra Costa County. We also provide technical assistance to worker centers, unions and community organizations focused on worker issues.
The effects of a widening wealth gap in the United States are magnified in the Black Community because of the persistence of institutional racism, resulting in constricted labor market opportunities for African Americans. Black communities suffer from the broad impacts of racism, transformed neighborhoods and networks after de-segregation, and rapidly changing demographics in metropolitan areas.
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Labor Studies at Cal
Our student programming, classes and internships cover topics such as income inequality, social movements, race and ethnicity dynamics in the workplace, immigration reform, wage theft, health care, the global economy, women and gender inequities, the future of work, green jobs, and retirement security.
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