Building a Peoples Democratic Workers Party

Host/Sponsor: 
Roofers Union Local 36

Description:

Workers, oppressed people and democratic forces must build political organization and a party that represents our interests against the dominant ruling class Democratic and Republican parties. Develop grassroots strategy and examine successful developments around the country.
Time: 
SATURDAY November 4th - 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Room: 
TE-107

Chair

First Name: 
Cliff
Last Name: 
Smith
Affiliation: 
United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers, Local 36, affiliated to the World Federation of Trade Unions. Coalition for Community Control Over the Police. L.A. United Front Against Fascism.
Cliff Smith has been a community and Labor organizer for 25 years. He served 2 elected terms on the South Central Neighborhood Council and is in his 2 nd term as elected Business Manager of the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers, Local 36, which recently became the 1 st U.S. Labor Union since 1949 to affiliate to the World Federation of Trade Unions. Cliff is the founder of the Coalition for Community Control Over the Police, and editor of Amiri Baraka’s newspaper “Unity & Struggle.”

Speaker 1

First Name: 
Chloe
Last Name: 
Osmer
Affiliation: 
L.A. County Fed
Chloe Osmer has been a labor and immigrant rights activist for over 15 years. She has worked on union organizing campaigns in many industries, including construction trades, service sector, and manufacturing, both in the U.S. and in Mexico. Her work has included a focus on worker health and safety, immigration, and labor-community alliances. Chloe has been a rank and file activist as a union member, serving as a Shop Steward, a member of the bargaining team and chairing a Strike Action Committee. Currently serving as the Organizing Director to the LA County Federation of Labor, she previously worked as an organizer at the national AFL-CIO, as well as at the CLEAN Carwash Campaign, the California Labor Federation and the UC Berkeley Labor Center.

Speaker 2

First Name: 
Alex
Last Name: 
Sanchez
Affiliation: 
Teamsters Local 896
Alex Sanchez is a Teamsters business representative for Local 896. Alex has been a community organizer and activist since the days of Prop 187. Teamsters business agent representing soft drink workers in Southern California. Actively involved in "Fight For 15" "Sanctuary Cities" "Medicare For All" and fighting against alt right racism and discrimination that's targeting our women, people of color and immigrants. IHe is also a Union organizer and fight for a safe workplace for all workers.

Speaker 3

First Name: 
Zak
Last Name: 
Wear
Affiliation: 
Richmond Progressive Alliance
Zak Wear Is a member of the Richmond Progressive Alliance Steering Committee. Zak managed the first CA municipal rent control victory in 33 years, and is currently serving as campaign manager for Richmond vice-mayor Jovanka Beckles' campaign for state assembly, 2018.

Speaker 4

First Name: 
Ada
Last Name: 
Recinos
Affiliation: 
Richmond, CA councilwoman
Ada Marisol Recinos is currently a Richmond City Councilmember and the Financial Sustainability Director for Prospera Co-ops. Prospera partners with entrepreneurial Latinas to build cooperatives by providing them with culturally relevant training, workshops, technical assistance and coaching so they can launch their own businesses. She is responsible for the financial sustainability and growth of the organization and also supports capacity building by managing volunteers and supporting cooperatives to seek financing. Ada has done community work in various roles as a researcher, strategist, trainer, organizer, event planner, web developer and coach in the fight for equal rights for women, the food insecure, immigrants, and folks of color. Ada is a first-generation college graduate with a B.A. in Global Information and Social Enterprise Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is a Congressional Hunger Center Emerson Program Alumna, Hispanics in Philanthropy Next Generation Latino Leadership Alumna and a current NALCAB Colegio Fellow. She is currently an active member of the Richmond Progressive Alliance Steering Committee, Association of Fundraising Professionals, and Latino Leadership of Oakland. Her hobbies include playing extremely difficult sudoku, trying new foods and traveling to new places.

Speaker 5

First Name: 
Keyanna
Last Name: 
Celina
Affiliation: 
Community Control Over the Police
Keyanna Celina is a community organizer for the Coalition for Community Control Over the Police. She is also a Cultural Revolutionary, musician, poet. Keyanna is a rap artist under the RonDavoux label out of Oakland. She has a current single and video for her South African influenced song “Unite!”

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