IWW Forum in Los Angeles California June 28 2009

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IWW Forum in Los Angeles California June 28 2009

An Evening of Music, Poetry and Conversation and a special tribute to the late
U. Utah Philips.

With Fernando Castro, Hector Herrera, Arlen Jones Maria Ocha and special guests.
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

The late U. Utah Phillips is a nationally known folk artist, singer/story
teller, Grammy Award Nominee for his work with Ani Difranco, archivist,
historian, activist, philosopher, hobo, tramp, member of the IWW, and just about
everything in between.

Poet, playwright and journalist Fernando Castro was born in Ibagué, Colombia and
immigrated with his family to the New York City neighborhood of Jackson Heights
- the heart of NYC's Colombian community. He notes that he "grew up in the bosom
of an immigrant working class family that wanted to embrace the American dream
and yet was painfully aware of its contradictions."

Hector Herrera was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico and is labor activist
and a member of the Screen Actors Guild. He has provided voice over narration
and has served the community as an interpreter in legal and medical matters.

Arlen Jones worked on staff as a boycott organizer for UNITEHERE! on hotel
campaigns. Currently, he is a volunteer bicycle mechanic and serves as a board
member for the Los Angeles Bicycle Kitchen, and a member of the Los Angeles
General Membership Branch of the IWW.

Maria Ochoa of the UCLA Labor Center has taught labor history and is an activist
with Pride at Work and other programs that are trying to bridge the gap between
the Labor Community and the LGBT Community.

Courtesy of Brave New Films there will be a screening of Stop Starbucks!