Monday, November 17, 2008

MADE IN L.A. Pacific Northwest Tour


Organized in partnership with the Pacific Northwest Sweatfree campaign, the producers of Made in L.A. Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar will be screening their film in various cities in Washington and Oregon (November 17-22). All screenings are free -join us!

Made in L.A. is an Emmy award-winning film 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 a mega-trendy clothing retailer. In intimate verite style, 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. For more information and to view the trailer, visit

Olympia, WA
Monday, Nov 17th 2008 7pm
Screening of Made in L.A. as part of "Anti-Sweatshop Film Fest"
Traditions Café and World Folk Art
300 5th Avenue SW, Olympia, WA 98501

Seatle, WA
Tuesday, November 18th, 7-9pm
University of Washington, Seattle
Bagley Hall, Room 154
Organized by SweatFree Washington and the Student Labor Action Project (SLAP)

Tacoma, WA
Wednesday, November 19th, 2008, 6:30pm
Longshormen Hall
University of Washington Tacoma
1710 S. Market St.
Hosted by: Student Labor Action Project @ UWT, ACLU Student Chapter, Black Student Union, Latino Organization, HOPE Network.
Sponsored by: UW Tacoma Student Activities Board, UWT Arts and Lectures, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies, UWT Diversity Resource Center and AVC Cedrick Howard.

Salem, OR
Thursday November 20th, 6pm-8pm
Williamette University
900 state street, Salem, OR 97301
Room TBD (Montag Den or Hatfield Room)
Sponsored by: Alianza, the Lilly Project, Women and Gender Studies, and American Ethnic Studies.

Portland, OR
Friday, November 21st, 6:30pm
No screening this time: we will attend the celebration party (with dinner and entertainment) for Portland PDX Sweatfree Campaign. Join us as we celebrate the first sweatshop free ordinance in the Northwest!
AFSCME Building
6025 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97215 US
Location: AFSCME Building
For more info contact: campaign coordinator, Elizabeth Swager, or (503)236-7916 office, (503)784-1951
Hosted by: Sweatfree Northwest and sponsored by KBOO Community Radio.

Ashland, Oregon
Saturday, November 22nd, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Southern Oregon University.
Meese Auditorium, Art Building, Center for Visual Arts (click here for a map)
Sponsored by: Women's Studies Program of the Department of Social Science, Policy and Culture (SSPC), SOU Women's Resource Center and Jobs for Justice.

This is a film you should see, if you are available. It shares how labor slavery happens here in the United States, how those companies we so blithely hand over our money to are making enormous profits off of the backs of those with few choices.

...defend the rights of the poor and needy...
Proverbs 31:8-9

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