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Press Advisory: Students to Welcome Garment, Domestic, and Janitorial Workers and their Children to UCLA for Family Day


By Veena Hampapur

PRESS ADVISORY for April 21, 2018

Media Contact:
Veena Hampapur, (310) 489-3957,


Students to Welcome Garment, Domestic, and Janitorial Workers
and their Children to UCLA for Family Day
UCLA students embrace the notion that a public university is for the public


On Saturday, April 21, Education and Labor Studies students at UCLA will host a family day on campus for garment, janitorial, and domestic worker parents involved in the UCLA Labor Center’s Parent Worker Project.

Made possible with the support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Parent Worker Project emphasizes transformative family engagement, which includes training parents to become advocates for their children’s early education. Parent workers developed the idea of a field trip to UCLA emphasizing opportunities for their children to engage with the campus.

UCLA students will oversee the day’s itinerary, which includes a People of Color Tour, a trip to the Fowler Museum for culturally meaningful exhibits, and college access presentations.

Where: UCLA Campus.
Meet at: Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, 245 Charles E Young Dr E, Los Angeles, CA 90095.

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10am – 3:30pm.

Who: 100 janitors, garment and domestic workers, and their children from the Institute of Popular Education of Southern California (IDEPSCA), Garment Worker Center, and SEIU-United Service Workers West Union; Faculty from the UCLA Labor Center; Education & Labor Studies UCLA students; UCLA student tutors; MEChA de UCLA. Sponsored by the UCLA Labor Center.

Visuals: Oaxaqueña Pelota game demonstration and bilingual talk (in conjunction with the Fowler Museum’s Pelotas Oaxaqueñas exhibit); Art activities for children and parents; UCLA students and faculty welcoming families at iconic Sculpture Garden; Families visiting historically significant places on campus.

**Please contact Veena Hampapur to join the event or schedule interviews with UCLA students, parent workers, and Parent Worker Project coordinators.**

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