Tuesday, November 9, 2021

6:00pm – 7:30pm.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our annual event will continue online this year!

Please join us for a special evening on Zoom as we honor student and faculty achievements and raise funds for Labor Studies at the University of Washington.

Meet our students - the next generation of the labor movement. Learn about our faculty - and the latest Labor Studies research. And more!

Our keynote speaker will be Kent Wong, Director of the UCLA Labor Center - a longtime model for collaboration between higher education and the labor movement.



The Awards Celebration is free and open to the public. To receive a Zoom link for the Awards Celebration, registration is required. Please register by clicking here.


Labor Studies at the University of Washington depends on grassroots support. Your contribution ensures that labor classes, scholarships, and research continue to be available to new generations of the labor movement.

To raise funds for Labor Studies at the University of Washington, we are offering the chance to sponsor the Awards Celebration at two levels:

  • $500—Program Sponsor: Your name will be featured in the electronic event program provided to all registrants prior to the Celebration.
  • $1,000—Event Sponsor: Your name will be featured in the electronic event program, and you will receive special recognition during the live Celebration.

 All donations are tax-deductible. Register your sponsorship here.  


Kent Wong is the Director of the UCLA Labor Center in Los Angeles, California, where he teaches courses in Labor Studies and Asian American Studies. He previously served as staff attorney for the Service Employees International Union. He was the founding president of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, the founding president of the United Association for Labor Education, and currently is vice president of the California Federation of Teachers.

Read more about the accomplishments of the UCLA Labor Center under Kent Wong's leadership.




Labor Studies Luncheon - Sunday, November 14

An in-person gathering of Labor Studies students, faculty, and community supporters will also be held on Sunday, November 14 from 11:00am-1:00pm on the UW Seattle campus. The event is free and open to the public; however, capacity is limited and proof of vaccination is required. Register for the luncheon here.



Sponsorship list is not final. This list will be updated regularly before the event.


Awards Celebration - Sponsors


Event Sponsors ($1,000)

ATU Local 587

Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt LLP

ILWU Local 23 ILWU Local 94
ILWU Seattle Pensioner's Club ILWU Washington Area District Council Michael and Susan Peskura SEIU 925
SEIU Healthcare 1199NW UAW Local 4121 WFSE Local 1488  


Program Sponsors ($500)

AFSCME Local 1857 AFT Washington The Alexander Family - In Memory of Russell Alexander Anonymous
Nancy Beaudet and Dan Jacoby Susan Glenn and James Gregory Holly Hulscher - In Memory of Dr. Ronald Magden ILWU Local 19
ILWU Local 26 ILWU Local 52 Ian Kennedy and Michele Drayton Lanny McGrew
Musician's Association of Seattle, Local 76-493 James and Joan Norton Pacific Northwest Labor History Association Teamsters Local 117
UW Geography UW History UW Jackson School of International Studies UW Law, Societies and Justice
UW Political Science UW School of Social Work UW Sociology Joseph Wenzl



Contact the Bridges Center at (206) 543-7946, or e-mail hbcls@uw.edu