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Forever 21 campaign reunion and Happy New Year!

To close 2007, Maria, Lupe and Maura reunited at Lupe's house to celebrate the 3-year anniversary of their settlement agreement with Forever 21. Organizer Joann Lo, Lupe's sister Esperanza, and attorney Julia Figueira McDonough (one of the attorneys who represented the workers, also featured in the film) were also there, and we all caught up and shared tamales and ice cream.


Afterwards, amidst laughter and cheers, we sat on the floor and signed copies of our new posters. We're sending signed copies of the poster to our outreach partners in recognition of their support (find out how to become an outreach partner!). We're also planning to put some of these posters for sale on-line! Check back soon for more info.

Joann Lo signs the poster

Maria too!

It was a beautiful moment to come together and bid farewell to 2007, which saw the long-awaited birth of Made in L.A., and to welcome in 2008, a year where we hope this little film will keep traveling the world. It's also an election year in the United States and we hope that Made in L.A. will help to provide a voice for the thousands of immigrants who toil here everyday. Perhaps we can even get candidates to see it as they develop policies that will shape immigration policy in the years to come...






 

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