FOR THE THIRD straight year, Sonoma State University plays host to the Labor and Social Action School. The event, which is sponsored primarily by the North Bay Central Labor Council, is an ambitious effort to “educate for action” on labor, environmental, and civil rights issues.
The weekend starts with a bang on Friday, July 7, when political maverick and author Jim Hightower speaks on “The Struggle for Economic Justice in the Era of Globalization.” Hightower speak at 7:30 p.m. at the Person Theatre. Tickets are $7 to $10 on a sliding scale and are available at Copperfield’s Books in Sebastopol and downtown Santa Rosa and at North Light Cafe and Books in Cotati.
The summer school continues on Saturday, July 8, with a series of workshops on a variety of topics, such as growth, working women, labor history, sweatshops, and income inequality.
The workshops begin at 9 a.m. at Stevenson Hall. SSU, 1801 E. Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park.Admission to the whole conference is $50. For details, call 545-7349, ext. 22.
From the June 29-July 5, 2000 issue of the Sonoma County Independent.
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