Labor in Brazil
Event Date: October 23, 2012 - 4 p.m.
Event Type: Open to public | Location: Healey Library, 11th Floor
The Labor Resource Center invites you to this discussion on "Addressing Working Women's Issues in Brazil: Building Women's Leadership in the United Metal Workers Union and the Brazilian Workers Party" with Maira Neiva Gomes.
Maira Neiva Gomes currently works as the coordinator of the legal department and as an advisor for political education for the United Metal Workers Belo Horizonte and the Contagem Region in Brazil. Since graduating from law school in 2003, Gomes has devoted herself to workers' struggles, actively supporting such diverse efforts as the Landless Workers Movement (MST), the National Association of Students (ANPG), and the World March of Women. In addition to her numerous published articles and book chapters on union and labor law, Gomes' book, Reflections on Contemporary Unionism, was published in 2011.
This event is co-sponsored by the Brazilian Immigrant Center (BIC), the Classified Staff Union/MTA, the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy, the Graduate Employees Organization/UAW, the Greater Boston Labor Council, the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH), Massachusetts Jobs with Justice, the Women's Institute for Leadership Development (WILD), and by UMass Boston's American Studies and Economics Departments.