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Fabricio M. Rodriguez, Security Guards, Philadelphia troublemaker, hell-raiser, outside agitator

Fabricio Rodriguez is a Philadelphia troublemaker, hell-raiser, outside agitator and organizer. In other words, he’s a professional protester who helps empower workers, immigrants and communities to fight for their rights. He founded the local Restaurant Opportunities Center and the independent Philadelphia Security Officers Union, and he currently works for POWER Interfaith, which works to ensure that the needs and priorities of all Philadelphians are reflected in the systems and policies that shape the city. Fabricio is also a board member of Bread and Roses Community Fund and the Windcall Institute, and he blogs about his organizing experiences at ThatFinalStraw.com.

The seeds of protest were sewn within Fabricio Rodriguez fifteen years ago when he and his father were fired from their jobs in an Alaskan subsurface mine after demanding their legal right to take a lunch break. When that protest eventually led to lunch breaks for all the miners, Rodriguez realized that the only rights we have are the ones we take. In this dynamic, surprising and riveting account of his life as a professional troublemaker, Rodriguez describes how protest needn’t be only angry – it can also be beautiful, fun, musical or faith-filled – and declares that direct action remains the best tool we have to re-set the agenda of the powerful.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

Series overview: Jobs with Justice in Philadelphia is working with a local independent union called the Philadelphia Security Officers Union to win a union at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Their employer AlliedBarton has shown in the past that they will violate the rights of workers who want to organize.

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