For Immediate Release July 25, 2012
Contact: Tom Waldman (213) 241-6766 #12/13-014
L.A. Unified School District Names School After Late Union President
WHAT: Harry Bridges Span School, one of 20 new schools opening next month in the Los Angeles Unified School District, will host a dedication ceremony. The Wilmington school honors the late president of the International Longshore and Warehouse union, who served the labor organization over four decades. Besides workers’ rights, he fought for world peace and racial equality. His 111th birthday would have been celebrated on Saturday.
The keynote speaker is scheduled to be Robert McEllrath, President,
International Longshore and Warehouse Union.
WHO: Board Member Dr. Richard Vladovic, District 7
Dr. John Deasy, Superintendent
Congresswoman Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro), 36th District
Joe Buscaino, Los Angeles City Councilman, 15th District
Louie Mardesich, principal, Harry Bridges Span School
Familyof Harry Bridges
WHERE: Harry Bridges Span School
1235 Broad Ave.
Wilmington, CA 90744
WHEN: Saturday, July 28
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
(After the program, visitors can tour the new campus and a union exhibit.)