Join Irene and I at Bluestockings Bookstore and Activist Center as we discuss “Poor People,” read excerpts from the play, answer a Q&A, and do Theatre of the Oppressed activities around the social justice themes of the novel, to explore contemporary issues, such as workers rights and poverty. Heidi Chua will be joining us to discuss contemporary workers issue.
Heidi Chua (@paimudan) currently works at the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, New York Office, an internationally operating, non-governmental organization for civic education. In cooperation groups from around the world, she works on democratic and social participation, empowerment of disadvantaged groups, alternatives for social and economic development, and peaceful conflict resolution. She worked for over 10 years against sweatshop conditions in NY Chinatown supporting workers who speak out and organizing campaigns so that we all see our common struggle with sweatshop workers. These campaigns eventually won thousands in award money for low wage workers and punishing bad bosses who perpetrate these conditions.
Monday, July 6th, 7:00 to 9:30.
Bluestockings Bookstore and Activist Center
172 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002