[AgaricShowandTell] CommunityBridge - Movie Night 11/19 - Made in L.A.

Micky Metts micky at agaric.com
Sun Nov 15 17:15:35 EST 2020

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Hello fellow workers and friends of Agaric, please join us local tech
workers as we are hosting another movie night this Thursday, Nov 19, at
8pm! We will be watching /Made in L.A
<http://www.madeinla.com/about.html>./ here:
https://communitybridge.com/bbb-room/movie/. This movie is in Spanish
with English subtitles.

La película es en español con subtítulos en inglés.

Reportaje que documenta la extraordinaria historia de tres inmigrantes
iberoamericanas que trabajan en los talleres de explotacion en Los
Angeles que se embarcan en una odisea de de tres anos para conseguir
protecciones laborales basicas de la famosa tienda de ropa Forever 21.
Después de la película, entablaremos una conversación sobre el estado
actual del trabajo y cómo conectar nuestras redes de manera efectiva
para obtener salarios y horas sostenibles.

/Made in L.A <http://www.madeinla.com/about.html>/. is an Emmy
award-winning feature documentary (70 min) that follows the remarkable
story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment
sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor
protections from trendy clothing retailer Forever 21. Made in L.A.
reveals the impact of the struggle on each woman’s life as they are
gradually transformed by the experience. Compelling, humorous, deeply
human, Made in L.A. is a story about immigration, the power of unity,
and the courage it takes to find your voice.

This movie can also give us a look into how organizing works through a
worker center <https://techworkerscoalition.org/summer-learning-club/5/>
model (https://techworkerscoalition.org/summer-learning-club/5/), in
this case the Garment Worker Center. What might we learn from this in
organizing within our industry?

The film is in Spanish with English subtitles.

After the movie we will engage in a conversation about the worker center
model and how we can connect our networks to effectively gain
sustainable wages and hours for all.

In the audience will be workers with Game Workers Unite, CODE-CWA, Tech
Workers Coalition, Tech Workers for Justice, and Democratic Socialists
of America.

*We will be using our BigBlueButton video chat server - a free software
alternative to proprietary spyware like Zoom. This server was donated to
Agaric. If you would like a free chatroom for your organization, you can
find more info: https://communitybridge.com/technology/

In Solidarity, 

Micky Metts
Agaric ~ FreeScholar
https://agaric.coop - We are your Cooperative Tech Ally.
Ask me about Agaric's Online Learning Classrooms - http://agaric.com/online-learning

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