WHAT: A conversation with Biju Mathew, featuring a discussion of his book "Taxi!" as well as a wide array of related topics, including immigrant labor organizing, globalization, the anti-war movement, and sectarian politics in the South Asian community.
SATURDAY MAY 13, STANFORD, 6-8 PM
A Panel Discussion on Taxi Driver Organizing
Biju Mathew with
Seyoum Asrat and Kirpal Bajwa (taxi organizers in San Jose)
a Q&A session
Archeology Conference Center, Bldg. 500, Main Quad, (behind Memorial Church), Stanford University
Stanford Asian American Activism Committee (SAAAC),
Asian American Studies Program (AAS),
Asian American Students Association (AASA),
Stanford Labor Action Coalition (SLAC),
SANSKRITI (Stanford 's South Asian Undergrad Association),
SAHELI (Stanford's South Asian Women's Alliance)
Association for India's Development Bay Area (AID Bay Area)
andFriends of South Asia.
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THE BOOK: Taxi! uses the narrative of immigrant labor organizing to provide a rich commentary on a range of issues - from immigration, gender, race and multiculturalism to the neo-liberal political economy and the imaginaries that fuel global cities like New York.
THE AUTHOR: Biju Mathew is an Associate Professor in the College of Business Administration at Rider University in New Jersey. He is a member of the Organizing Committee of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, co-founder of the Forum of Inquilabi Leftists and Youth Solidarity Summer, and a member of the Board of the Brecht Forum in NYC. He co-hosts a weekly radio show called "Global Movements, Urban Struggles" on WBAI 99.5 FM (NYC). He has written extensively, spoken and organized around issues such as communalism, immigration, labor issues, and against the war. He lives in New York City.
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