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The California Indian Conference | 25th Anniversary

The California Indian Conference | 25th Anniversary.

Please join us for the celebratory 25th annual meeting of the California Indian Conference! , For the last quarter century the exchange of knowledge and perspectives has been the hallmark of the CIC, which was Inaugurated at UC Berkeley in 1985. The CIC is committed to the the recovery and advancement of California Indians and the promotion of excellence in collaborative cutting-edge scholarship in linguistics, archaeology, anthropology, and history. Much has changed for the better in the last quarter century in tribal politics, law, economics, scholarship, technology, and the preservation, retrieval and renewal of California Indian peoples’ culture. Tribal leaders, elders and youth, culture bearers, museum administrators, California Parks personnel, artists, environmentalists, educators from elementary grades to institutions of higher learning, independent scholars, archaeologists and others engaged in cultural resource management: all are encouraged to attend this landmark conference. We are communities in conversation, dedicated to the revival, preservation and protection of Native California.

We anticipate registration will begin after April 15. Please revisit our site for updates.

Tanis C. Thorne and Carolyn Kuali’i, Conference Co-Organizers

Our conference partners: UC Irvine’s Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, the School of Humanities, the Department of History, and the International Center for Writing and Translation; the California Center for Native Nations and Rupert Costo Chair, UC Riverside; the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians; Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians; News from Native California, and Kua’aina Associates, Inc., Pacific Coast Archaeological Society

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Call for Papers: Southwest Labor Studies Association, Cal Poly Pomona, May 15-17

From the Labour History News Archive.

Southwest Labor Studies Association

Southwest Labor Studies Association
34th Annual Conference May 15-17, 2008
California Polytechnic University
Pomona, CA

Call for papers, workshops, and presentations

Working and Organizing Everyday: Workers, Families, and Communities in Local and Global Struggles

Featuring: Plenary Sessions on The State of Working Families in the Inland Valley and The Struggle for a Continental Living Wage

Global economic transformations coupled with U.S. imperial policies have radically transformed the working and living conditions in communities across the globe. We invite proposals from scholars and community activists for panels, interactive workshops, performances, displays, art, film, and music that explore the local and global impacts of these processes and how workers and communities are challenging them.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Historical and contemporary discussions of working class movements
  • Organizing in the Inland Valley
  • Immigrant worker organizing
  • Global resistance to neoliberalism
  • Impact of NAFTA and CAFTA on workers and communities -Labor education -Nativism and anti-immigrant movements
  • Gender, race, and sexuality in organizing -Youth and student activism -Prison Labor -Fair Trade Movements
  • War, imperialism, and resistance


Proposal deadline is March 1, 2008. Please send a short (1-2 paragraph) proposal and the name and contact information of the participants to Enrique C. Ochoa at at CLASS Dean’s Office, Cal Poly Pomona, Pomona, CA 91768. For further information contact Enrique Ochoa at (909) 869-3115 or [mailto][mailto].