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We're thrilled that BillMoyers.com has listed Made in L.A. as one of "Ten Documentaries On Champions of Social Justice".
The other nine films are extraordinary: Stanley Nelson's Freedom Riders, Jay Rosenstein's The Lord Is Not On Trial Here Today, Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz's The Interrupters, Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith's The Most Dangerous Man in America, Shola Lynch's Chisholm '72 Unbought and Unbossed, Nancy Kates and Bennett Singer's Brother Outsider, George Stoney, Judith Helfand and Susanne Rostock's The Uprising of '34, Robert Epstein's The Times of Harvey Milk, and Barbara Kopple's Harlan County, USA.
We encourage you to watch the trailers at BillMoyers.com and to use the films as part of the fight for social justice.
We're glad to announce that we're collaborating with Ecuador's National Secretary of the Migrant to screen Made in L.A. in their outreach and education work as part of the campaign ‘We are all migrants." The campaign's goal is the respect to migrants' rights, sensitizing communities that produce migrants and the societies they travel to.
Made in L.A. will be presented in community centers and schools throughout Ecuador, accompanied by forums around the subject. It will also travel in a "mobile cinema truck" along with plays, fotography and music, which will reach hundreds of Ecuadorian communities, including very vulnerable populations.
Made in L.A. se proyectará por todo Ecuador
Nos alegra anunciar que estamos colaborando con la Secretaría Nacional del Migrante de Ecuador para usar Made in L.A. en su trabajo de difusión y educación como parte de su campaña "Todos Somos Migrantes". Esta campaña busca el respeto a los derechos de las personas migrantes y trabaja en un proceso de sensibilización tanto en las comunidades expulsoras de migrantes como en las sociedades de destino.
Made in L.A. será presentada en salas comunales, escuelas y colegios, donde irán acompañados de reflexiones y foros sobre el tema de la Movilidad Humana. Además la película recorrerá las ciudades del Ecuador en un carro escenario, junto con obras de teatro, fotografía, música y cine, llegando a lugares con población muy vulnerable.
Made in L.A. screened at MASS MoCA once before, as part of Working Films' "Content + Intent" Documentary Institute. We're thrilled to be back, and we agree with the curators that hosting this exhibit at MASS MoCA could not be more fitting: "Once the site of a bustling factory itself -- whose closure in the face of intense international competition left nearly a third of its community out of work -- MASS MoCA is perhaps uniquely positioned to present this timely show. The history of North Adams' workers mirrors that of many in the United States and abroad today who have lost a way of life to the perennial hunt for cheaper labor, even while the low-wage workers who replaced them have just begun to organize for more rights and better working conditions..."
Visit MASS MoCA's website for all the details. Special thanks to the co-curators of the exhibition, artist Carla Herrera-Prats and MASS MoCA curator Susan Cross!
We invite you to explore a number of sites that commemorate the fire and explore its impact on the country and the labor movement:
Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition
Sweatfree Communities: Remembering the Triangle
AFL-CIO: The Triangle Fire: Still Burning Before Our Nation
SEIU: 100 Year Commemoration of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory
The Nation: Remembering the Triangle Fire
Democracy Now! 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
We're thrilled to announce that the Made in L.A. re-broadcast on Sunday, 9/26 on PBS' Global Voices series will be shown more than 340 times on 97 channels!
The easiest way to check local listings for your PBS station is to download the state-by-state chart. You can also check local listings by entering your zipcode on the PBS website: just visit the PBS Global Voices page for Made in L.A. and click "Check Local Listings".
We hope you enjoy the broadcast and encourage you to share this information with friends, family and colleagues using the "e-mail" and "share" links below!
We're thrilled to announce that Made in L.A. will be re-broadcast on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 10pm on PBS' Global Voices series, which is presented by ITVS. At a time when immigration and low wage work continue to dominate the news, we're excited that Made in L.A. will again be available to viewers across the country, and especially that it will air during Latino Heritage Month.
Made in L.A. will air on PBS WORLD, which is a digital channel that many public television stations offer. For more information about the broadcast and to check local listings, visit the PBS Global Voices page for Made in L.A.
We're thrilled that Made in L.A. is featured as one of four films that Sojourners is highlighting as part of its "Movie Night for Arizona" initiative, which encourages members to use film to explore the relationship between faith and immigration. In their "REEL Images of Immigration" toolkit they explain:
We invite you to be a part of educating Christians about the realities of the immigrant experience in our country and about our biblical mandate to treat them justly...
...Immigration and migration issues have affected societies throughout history. Through several modern films, we have the opportunity to examine different situations immigrants and their families face in our current day and age. Hosting a discussion after the film, which allows people to process, share, and act on what they saw, is a great way to educate yourself and your community about the need for immigration reform...
The other films included in the initiative are Dying to Live, The Visitor and Farmingville, all of which shed light on different aspects of the immigrant experience in the United States. We encourage you to visit the Movie Guide at FaithAndImmigration.org, and to consider screening Made in L.A. or one of the other great films in this initiative!
We wanted to reach out to our community to express our support for immigrants rights in Arizona, and our shock about the anti-immigrant bill – Senate Bill 1070 – that has just passed.
Many of you have hosted screenings of Made in L.A. in support of immigrants rights and immigration reform, and we wanted to take this opportunity to share links from several organizations that we have partnered with over the last few years:
AFSC: Arizona Immigration Law Immoral
America's Voice: ‘Qué Pasa' in Immigration: SB 1070 Passed; Boycott Arizona; Window for CIR
Breakthrough: Arizona's SB1070 Cannot Answer What An Undocumented Immigrant Looks Like
Center for Community Change: Arizona's Terror Era
NCLR: NCLR SAYS NEW ARIZONA LAW IS NOT THE ANSWER
NNIRR Action Alert: We Are All Arizona
Sojourners: Lamentations and Turning the Next Page in Arizona's Immigration Struggle and Jim Wallis' column Arizona's Immigration Bill is a Social and Racial Sin
Many of these organizations have "Take Acton" links following their postings and we encourage you to do so!
We have created a special page (in Spanish) with information and links for the broadcast and distribution in Spain. Click here to learn more!
¡Estamos súper contentos de anunciar la emisión de Made in L.A. en TVE! Made in L.A. se emitirá en la 2 de TVE el 15 de diciembre de 2009, a las 22h, en el programa Documentos TV el 15 de diciembre de 2009.
Hemos creado una página especial en castellano con información y enlaces de cara a la emisión y distribución de Made in L.A. en España... ¡pincha aquí para saber más!
|Y, si estás en Madrid, no te pierdas la Mesa Redonda que se celebrará justo el día antes, el 14 de Diciembre, para presentar Made in L.A.! Organizada por la Campaña Ropa Limpia-SETEM, la Mesa redonda contará con la presencia de la directora Almudena Carracedo, la jefa de internacional en la revista YO DONA, y miembros de La Asociación Sin Papeles de Madrid, Territorio Doméstico y SETEM. |
Cuándo: Lunes 14 de diciembre a las 17:30 h. Museo del Traje de Madrid, Avenida de Juan de Herrera, 2 Madrid (Metro Ciudad Universitaria o Moncloa; antiguo Museo de Arte Contemporáneo).Bájate el comunicado de prensa de la Mesa Redonda o la invitación electrónica!
As we started to explore the "Restore Fairness" site, we were moved to tears by Juana Villegas' story, and by everything it reveals about due process, the flawed 287g program that empowers local law enforcement to enforce immigration laws, and the issues women face on a daily basis. We hope you'll take a moment to watch this video and to explore Breakthrough's call to action below:
Since the Declaration of Independence, America has striven to uphold human rights ideals like fairness and due process. However, in the aftermath of 9-11, the government often arrests people without warrants, holds them in inhumane detention conditions, and deports them without a fair trial.
Join us by taking action now. Because when we let the government deny due process and human rights for some people, we put all of our freedoms at risk.
1. Watch "Restore Fairness".
2. Tell Congress to restore fairness right now.
3. Sign up for updates so you can continue to take actions that support fair immigration.
4. Become an ally by signing the pledge and get featured on the home page.
5. Spread the word by announcing "Restore Fairness" to friends, on your website/blog, twitter, facebook and email signature. (Watch a powerful video #Restore Fairness and take action to fix a broken immigration system).
6. Leave your comments on the video and blog.
Together, we can stop the erosion of our fundamental human rights!
|Jennifer Chun, Joann, Joann's son Dylan and Lupe at one of the presentations|
We also learned a little bit about Vancouver during the Q&A and from Jennifer. There are still sweatshops -little factories and home work-in Vancouver. Vancouver is about 40% immigrant (if I remember what Jennifer told me correctly)--from China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and now more from Mexico and other parts of Latin America, the Middle East, and other areas of the world. Groups are organizing in immigrant communities, such as Justicia for Immigrants and another center for education.
We had a great time in Vancouver. I took my 14-month-old son Dylan along. Jennifer was really gracious and took us around the city, including a stop at Cafe Rhizome where we had delicious food and dessert. One of the owners of the cafe was a long-time organizer with Mujeres Unidas y Activas in San Francisco. Thank you to Jennifer and to all the organizations that co-sponsored the screenings!"
This event was sponsored by: UBC Department of Sociology, UBC Initiative for Student Teaching and Research in Chinese Canadian studies (INSTRCC), St. John's College, UBC Centre for Women's and Gender Studies, SFU Latin American Studies Program, SFU Department of Geography, Hospital Employees' Union (HEU), Vancouver District Labour Council, Pacific Northwest Labour History Association, Canadian Union of Postal Workers, UBC School and Regional Planning Program (SCARP), UBC Department of Anthropology, UBC Centre for CrossFaculty Inquiry in Education (CCFI), UBC Law and Society Program, SFU Women's Studies Department, UBC Department of Geography, Justicia for Migrant Workers, No One is IllegalVancouver, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE).
The following day, Professor Joel Jennings hosted a Community Screening of Made in L.A. at St. Louis University in an event that was supported by the US Census. The auditorium was packed with students, and we had a vibrant Q & A.
On the third day, we had a great screening at UMSL, where Robert's sister Sonya is a professor and directs the Center for Neurodynamics. The event was organized by Deborah Cohen, from the Department of History and the Institute for Women's and Gender Studies.
Mundo Latino wrote a beautiful review of the film (in Spanish)!
After the Q&A, the Central Illinois Organizing Project (CIOP) held a prayer vigil in front of the theater. The idea was to bring together folks who didn't know each other and to ask someone to volunteer their story. In my group, a women cried while telling her story: she had come to the U.S. as a school student and when her visa ran out, she worked in all sorts of full-time jobs while studying, experienced humiliation, but endured and was eventually able to get her high-school diploma, then her Bachelor's, and she's now a PhD candidate. She's paid taxes the entire time but she still has no papers. This was just one of the moving stories at the vigil that underscored the human impact of the current immigration system, and the many lives that could be touched by reform.
On the third day, I visited Illinois Wesleyan University for a moving presentation at the Student Center. Professor Kathleen O'Gorman had contacted me a few months earlier, and by coincidence I was already planning to be in the area at ISU, so she put this presentation together quickly and how glad I am! A full house once again and a very intimate conversation with the audience left me energized and wanting to return to these twin cities!
The ISU events were sponsored by: Latin American and Latino Studies Program, College of Arts and Sciences, Diversity Advocacy, Fell Trust Committee, University Housing Services, Milner Library, Women's and Gender Studies.
The IWU event was sponsored by the Latin American Studies Team of the International Studies Program, the Office of Co-Curricular Programming, the IWU Action Research Center, the Women's Studies Program, the Hispanic Studies Department, and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.