Learning Club

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Asian-American Activities Center (A3C) Old Union Clubhouse, 2nd Floor, Stanford University — 524 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305-3064

What is the meaning of the thousands of strikes in China? Do these strikes add up to a "labor movement"? How can solidarity between Chinese and American workers be built?

Countering the popular myth that Chinese workers are “stealing American jobs,” Striking to Survive documents a recent wave of factory closures in China’s Pearl River Delta and struggles by workers there to hold onto their jobs, their pensions, and their livelihoods.

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Saturday, November 3, 2018, 3-5 PM

Douglas-Truth Library Meeting Room — 2300 E Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122

Exploited workers and an exploited planet are a packaged deal. In This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, Naomi Klein argues that climate change is an alarm that calls us to change an economic system that is already failing us in many ways. Klein argues that massively reducing our greenhouse emissions is our best chance to simultaneously reduce gaping inequalities, re-imagine our broken democracies, and rebuild our gutted local economies.

The tech industry is no exception, with exploitative practices harming people and the planet. We can see the tech industry's impact in data centers being powered by coal, bitcoin driving massive amounts of dirty energy investments, devices and gadgets designed for shorter life-cycles without responsible take back programs, and e-commerce running on diesel trucks.

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