UCLA Professor, Labor Advocate
Kent Wong is the director of the UCLA Labor Center, 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.
Kent regularly addresses labor, community, civil rights, university and student conferences throughout the country. He writes extensively on labor issues, and co-edited a book entitled Teaching for Change: Popular Education and the Labor Movement. He has published two other books: Voices for Justice: Asian Pacific American Organizers and the New American Labor Movement, which has been translated into Chinese and Japanese, and Voices from the Front Lines: Organizing Immigrant Workers in Los Angeles, a bilingual English-Spanish publication that is now in its second printing.