Dear Community Partner,
The Southern California Coalition for Occupation Safety and Health (SoCalCOSH) invites you to the annual Workers' Memorial Day on Saturday, April 30th, 2011, from 11am to 2pm. This FREE event will be held at the UCLA Downtown Labor Center (675 S. Park View St., Los Angeles, 90057).
Please join us in commemorating our sisters and brothers who have suffered illness or have been injured or killed on the job during this event. Support our efforts to raise awareness of the need for safe and healthy jobs and to provide a forum for solutions!
This year we are honored to have Ellen Widess, newly appointed director of Cal/OSHA, for her first official appearance since her appointment, as Keynote Speaker for the event.
Event Highlights include:
Litany of Names to honor and remember California workers that died on the job in 2010.
- Community Altar...please bring your offerings and photos of loved ones that have died because of unsafe or unhealthy conditions at work.
Symbolic Funeral Procession. If you'd like to participate, bring props to decorate your cars or your bike... SoCalCOSH will supply posters with messages and statistics related to occupational safety and health and Workers' Memorial Day.
- Community Forum: Testimonials, multi-media content, live music, children activities, young workers information, take action information, resources and more (will start upon completion of procession).
The Struggle for Workers' Rights, Health and Safety is Urgent! We face critical times and we need to demand strong workplace health and safety protections for all workers locally in order to make an impact globally!
You can help Workers' Memorial Day in several ways: 1) You can participate in our symbolic funeral procession or bring workers to participate in the event, 2) You may also volunteer on the day of the event, or 3) You may offer your financial support by making a donation to the organizing efforts for the event. Please contact email@example.com to confirm your participation or support.
Symbolic Funeral Procession Route:
Click here to see route in Google Maps (larger view).
Shirley Alvarado-del Aguila, Coordinator
Southern California Coalition for Occupation Safety and Health (SoCalCOSH)