Monday, May 25, 2009

Asheville Screening & Discussion: Immigration, Women's Rights, Consumer Consciousness

WHAT: Film screening and discussion of Made in L.A.

WHERE: Firestorm Cafe & Books - 48 Commerce St., Asheville, NC

WHEN: Thursday, May 28th – 7:00 – 9:00

DETAILS: Open to the public

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Local leaders are putting a human face on the issue of immigration at a screening and discussion of the Emmy-winning documentary Made in L.A. at Firestorm Café & Books on May 28th from 7:00 – 9:00. This screening is part of a national campaign to spark dialogue around issues of immigration, low-wage work, women’s empowerment and consumer consciousness. The documentary touches on consumer consciousness, women's empowerment, low-wage workers and immigration.

The documentary 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 a trendy clothing retailer. Made in L.A. is a very personal, human story that puts a face on the immigrant experience and draws parallels between today’s immigrants and those whose families came to the U.S. generations ago.

This screening is sponsored by COLA – Coalición de Organizaciones Latino-Americanas a regional network uniting and empowering organizations that work with Latino communities throughout Western North Carolina.

The film will be screened in English and Spanish with bilingual subtitles. $5 suggested donation. This event is the film’s Asheville premiere.

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