A FREE panel discussion related to the current Future Ruins exhibition. A panel presenting artist Rodrigo Valenzuela, Rosalinda Aguirre, and Verlene Jones-Davis in discussion on the US labor landscape looking at the experiences of immigrant workers and those of the non-immigrant working class and working poor. Moderated by Frye Art Museum educator Negarra A. Kudumu. ABOUT THE PANELISTS Verlene Jones-Davis has worked in the labor movement advocating and building power for working families. Her labor experience includes serving the SEIU as a shop steward, chief shop steward, member representative, organizer and negotiator, and serving the AFL-CIO as the Union Cities Director for the Seattle/King County Central Labor Council. Verlene has served in numerous capacities, among them National Union Vice President, for the United Association of Labor Education. She has also provided labor education facilitation support for United for a Fair Economy and the George Meany Labor College in DC and Western Region. Verlene is the current Executive Director of Wise Owl Facilitation Services, providing contracted Labor Education, Facilitation Services, Communication and Team Building for organizations and employers. Rosalinda Aguirre has spent her entire career as a labor advocate working on issues pertaining to working class communities through out the state of Washington. She has significant union experience, most recently with the AFL-CIO Washington chapter of the American Federation of teachers.
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