The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), AFL-CIO and the Orange County Labor Federation are proud to host the first APALA Women’s Organizing Institute from August 6-8, 2010 in Orange, California. Asian Pacific Americans represent the fastest growing segment of the unionized workforce, with Asian Pacific American women comprising half of all Asian Pacific American union members. However, there are very few opportunities for Asian Pacific Americans, and Asian Pacific American women in particular, to become union organizers.
Established in 1992, this intensive training has been the single most effective program to train the next generation of Asian Pacific American union organizers. The training is unique because it creates a support system for Asian Pacific American union members, workers and college students, and provides participants with the tools to become more effective organizers. Additionally, one of the strengths of the APALA Organizing Institute is that participants will learn from some of the most seasoned Asian Pacific American women union leaders from around the country.
What: APALA Women’s Organizing Institute
When: August 6-8, 2010
Where: Orange County, California
How to Apply
Participants are encouraged to apply on-line ( http://www.apalanet.org/ht/display/DoSurvey/i/85852 )by clicking on the following link ( http://www.apalanet.org/ht/display/DoSurvey/i/85852 ). Financial scholarships will be available to participants based on need.