#Coopalooza Week - Immigrant Rights & Worker COops

Find out why worker coops are an important tool to defend immigrants’ right to a sustainable livelihood that supports self, family and community. Learn about challenges unique to immigrant-led coops as well as helpful resources.

At this webinar, we will discuss:
☑️ Political education
☑️ Why immigrant-led worker cooperatives?
☑️ Challenges
☑️ Resources
☑️ Interactive Q&A

About the Presenters:

Itzel Nuño is the Sustainable Economies Law Center’s new Workplace Democracy Project Coordinator.

Itzel is a first generation Mexican American who was born and raised in San Diego, California along with her two sisters. Prior to her work at the Law Center, Itzel was the Rapid Response Network Coordinator for the California Collaborative for Immigrant Justice (CCIJ). Itzel coordinated emergency legal and community led responses to Immigration and Customs Enforcement across the state of California.

Tobias Damm-Luhr is a Staff Attorney at the Sustainable Economies Law Center, focusing on community-owned real estate and worker-cooperatives. Tobias is passionate about racial and economic justice and working with immigrant communities. Through his work at the Law Center, Tobias aims to strengthen anti-displacement efforts, particularly for communities of color, and to help facilitate democratic ownership of workplaces to enable workers to gain the full benefit of their labor. In addition, Tobias is excited to be part of a worker self-directed non-profit. 


Damon Terrell is an intern at the Law Center. "I like teaching. I enjoy listening to others describe their passions, and games of strategy and skill. My legal interests include (non-profit and cooperative) Business law, Constitutional law, and legal approaches to securing freedom and sovereignty for the people I love; often those deemed most expendable in our society. I am interested in supporting my community. I am not interested in entertaining myths about justified violence or our society’s inexorable progress toward accepting my right to breathe. I can not breathe."

We will have an ASL interpreter working at this event. 

If you need Spanish Language interpretation, please email Tia ([email protected]) with Subject Line "Interpretation Request - for [mm/dd/yyyy] event." We will do our best to accommodate your request.

This activity has been approved for 1 MCLE credit by the California Bar.

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September 27, 2021 at 12:15pm - 1:15pm PDT
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