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Northern California Tour - Sacramento

On Wednesday, our 5th day on the road, we had a lunchtime screening at Sacramento State University. This event is a testament to the kind of grassroots organizing that the film can incite: last October we received an e-mail from a student named Devin Yoshikawa, who had seen Made in L.A. on PBS and loved it. Devin was a business student at Sacramento State, and when I told him that there was a possibility we could come there as part of our tour, he moved heaven and earth to make our SAC state visit a reality! He gathered support from other campus organizations, including the Multi Cultural Center and Professor Eric Vega, he contacted local newspapers, got the event listed in the Sacramento Bee, made flyers and posted them across campus. As a result, we had a full house and a marvelous event! In addition, a UNITE-HERE representative was able to join the screening, which resulted in a very interesting discussion around issues of fair labor and sweatshops...

With organizers Devin Yoshikawa and Professor Eric Vega

One of the attendees who had heard about the event in the Sacramento Bee was a retired college counselor who is still very involved - within minutes we arranged for the film to screen at the upcoming Latina Leadership Conference in San Jose!

(This event was sponsored by: The Multi-Cultural Center, M.E.Ch.A., The Serna Center, The Campus Progressive Alliance, TeamTeca, La Rosa Network, Ethnic Studies Department and Womens Resource Center.)






 

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