6:30pm, Vermont Workers’ Center, 294 N.Winooski Ave. Burlington

Talk by Ellen David Friedman, Vermont Workers’ Center founding member and long-time labor organizer is just back from a half-year in Guangzhou, where she is engaged in the Chinese labor movement at several levels. Ellen will share first-hand stories ranging from her work with migrant workers groups organizing in dormitories of sweatshop factories, to involvement with reform-minded leaders of the All China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) — A chance to look more deeply into the reality of life and labor dynamics for one-quarter of the world’s workforce