Mr. Kent D. Wong

Director, UCLA Labor Center
Los Angeles, California
United States

Focus Areas

Community & Civic Engagement
Community Based Participatory Research
Higher Education
Leadership Development
Racial Equity & Healing
Indigenous Communities
Racial Equity & Healing
Social Justice
Immigration & Border Issues
Social Justice


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. Co-Author, Voices for Justice: Asian American Union Organizers in the New Labor Movement (UCLA, 2001). Co-editor, Voices from the Front Lines: Organizing Immigrant Workers in Los Angeles (UCLA, 2000)