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Celebrating the 2023 Students for Economic Justice Interns

Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate this year’s SEJ cohort and the closing of the 2023 Students for Economic Justice (SEJ) Program! 

This summer SEJ interns participated in campaigns to organize non-union workers, about housing and tenants’ rights, youth outreach, civic engagement, Youth Opportunity passes, juvenile justice, census representation, and build collective solidarity within communities of color in San Diego. We are so grateful for the opportunity to work with this cohort and grow the movement over the past six weeks.

Interns spent 3-4 days a week at their site getting first-hand experience working on an organizing campaign, and learning from labor and community organizers. This year, interns got to spend training days learning and touring City Heights, Chicano Park and were guided by local leaders as they shared the victories that community organizing and action have brought to San Diego. They used screen printing as a way to depict their vision of self-care. 

Interns also had the opportunity to watch “Linda and Carlos: A Chicano Love Story” and hear from Linda and Carlos LeGerrette along with filmmaker Richard Saiz about their work with UFW, and how they came to be involved in workers’ rights. 

We are so happy that we could spend this time with our interns and to share knowledge, ideas and support their growth as future leaders of the progressive labor movement. Thank you to all the trainers, facilitators, and speakers for sharing their knowledge and experiences with this year’s interns. 

Thank you this year’s site partners for hosting interns and providing them with hands-on organizing experience!

We would also like to thank this year’s SEJ program sponsors:

Written by CPI San Diego

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