Virtual Hangout: Career Conversations on Labor Law with Patricia Hernandez, J.D.

Wed 4/7 • 6PM - 7PM PDT

What is Labor Law? How do you know when you’ve found your passion? Join us to connect and have a stress-free, informal Q&A with UCLA alumnae, labor attorney, and social justice advocate, Patricia Hernandez. Let’s share space and have a casual conversation about careers this quarter. All, including new first-year and transfer admits, are welcome!

About Patricia: Patricia Hernandez is a labor attorney and union representative for the Union of American Physicians and Dentists, headquartered in California. She’s had an amazing career in the labor movement. As a student at UCLA from 1988-1992, Patricia majored in English with an emphasis in Chicana/o Studies. She was a MECHA activist and leader while at UCLA. She co-founded a women’s committee within MEChA Calmécac. Through MECHA, she became involved in the ground-breaking SEIU Justice for Janitors campaign in LA. Then, while continuing her studies she worked as a social services interpreter and organized her own union of those interpreters, now AFSCME 2700 in Contra Costa County. Patricia has spent 21 years with UAPD and has also run for state assembly as the first Latina to run for state office in Solano and Contra Costa Counties!


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