A book talk by Saru Jayaraman with Gretchen Regenhardt (Calfornia Rural Legal Assistance)
Monday, October 28, 2013, 6-9 pm
Oakes Learning Center, UC Santa Cruz
Free and open to the public
Ms. Jayaraman’s talk will be followed with a Q&A session with the author along with Gretchen Regenhardt, attorney and representative of the Watsonville-based group, California Rural Legal Assistance, which is launching a survey and research project on low-wage restaurant workers in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties.
Saru Jayaraman is a graduate of Yale Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and director of the Food Labor Research Center at UC Berkeley. She is also co-Founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United), a national organization with 10,000 members across 26 cities, which organizes restaurant workers to win workplace justice, conducts research, partners with responsible employers, and launched cooperatively-owned restaurants. She has appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher, MSNBC, NBC Nightly News, and PBS, among others.
California Rural Legal Assistance, founded in 1966 as a nonprofit legal services program, now has 21 offices, providing more than 40,000 low-income rural Californians with free legal assistance and a variety of community education and outreach programs.
Co-Sponsored by the UCSC Center for Labor Studies, the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, the Sociology Department, the Chicano Latino Resource Center, Oakes College, and the Institute for Humanities Research.
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