Race, Labor, and the Law


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The UCLA Institute for Research and Employment presents it's 2014 conference on Race, Labor, & the Law. In coordination with the Critical Race Studies Program at the UCLA School of Law, the conference will take place at UCLA on Friday and Saturday, February 28 and March 1, 2014. 


Join leading legal scholars, social scientists, humanists and practitioners for a reframing of the relationship between race, gender, class and labor in the United States. Through interdisciplinary approaches to the subject, panelists will examine these interlocking forms of oppression; consider how the interplay between them shapes labor markets, labor hierarchies and labor and employment law; and investigate the repressive and insurgent forces involved. Panels will discuss U.S. labor, race, gender and class matters in relation to the transformation of the labor movement; immigration; the rights of indigenous peoples in the U.S.; worker voice and labor speech; prison labor and employment after re-entry; intimate labor; and women in low wage work and organizing.


Conference Organizers:


Pamela A. Izvanariu

Pamela A. Izvănariu, J.D., LL.M.

Director of Research and Development

UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

Chris Tilly

Chris Tilly

Professor of Urban Planning and Sociology


UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

Conference Sponsors:
UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
School/Institution Cosponsors:
The Critical Race Studies Program at the UCLA School of Law, UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA Office for Faculty Diversity & Development, UCLA Institute of the American Cultures, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, UCLA School of Law, and the UCLA Social Sciences Division
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The Institute of American Cultures at UCLA
Program & Department Cosponsors:
UCLA Department of Asian American Studies, UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies, UCLA Departmet of Gender Studies, UCLA Department of History, UCLA Department of Sociology, UCLA Interdepartmental Program in Afro-American Studies, UCLA Interdepartmental Program in American Indian Studies, UCLA Asian American Studies Center, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, UCLA American Indian Studies Center, UC Irvine School of Social Sciences, UC Santa Barbara Center for the Study of Work, Labor, & Democracy, UC San Diego Department of Sociology, UC Riverside Labor Studies Program, USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity, and the UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education
UCLA Sociology
UCLA Cesar E. Chavez Department of Chicana/o Studies
UCLA Department of Asian American Studies
UCSD Sociology

UCLA Asian American Studies Center

UCLA Gender Studies

USC Program for Environmental & Regional Equity