This 2-DVD Toolkit contains the Emmy-winning film Made in L.A., six new video modules and a 100-page comprehensive discussion guide, all designed to help worker centers, community and faith-based organizations, nonprofits, unions and other organizations serving low-wage, often immigrant, workers in the United States to:
(1) Engage, train and empower low-wage workers.
(2) Develop organizing skills among workers and staff.
(3) Educate and engage communities and the public about low-wage workers and the organizations that serve them.
This Toolkit is designed for use in workshops, trainings, presentations, community meetings, orientations, leadership trainings, classrooms, conferences and more.
All materials are fully accessible in 12 languages: English, Spanish, Bengali, Cantonese, French, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin (simplified), Portuguese, Russian, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
This Toolkit emerged directly from stakeholders' requests for short, targeted video modules based on Made in L.A. and accessible in numerous languages. It was developed with significant input from organizers in the field.
Made in L.A. (73 min)
Film Trailer (2 min)
Q&A (9 min).
Includes answers to frequently asked questions from the filmmakers and from Lupe Hernandez, one of the protagonists in the film.
Introduction to the Toolkit (3 min).
This is a "trailer" for the Toolkit and includes a clip of each module.
Module 1: Building Worker Leadership Skills - Maura's Story (13 min)
follows Maura as she overcomes her fear of public speaking and builds leadership and organizing skills.
Module 2: Becoming An Organizer - Lupe's Story (12 min)
follows Lupe as she grows from participating in a boycott campaign to becoming a professional organizer.
Module 3: Women and Low-Wage Work - Maria's Story (13 min)
explores issues that affect women as low-wage workers through the eyes of Maria as she becomes involved with a campaign at a worker center.
Module 4: Worker Centers and Low-Wage Work (13 min)
brings to light the challenges faced by low-wage, often immigrant, workers and introduces worker centers' unique role in serving and empowering them.
Module 5: Immigration and Low-Wage Work (11 min)
explores the historical role of immigrant workers in the United States and helps re-frame recent immigrants' stories within the long history of immigration to the U.S.
Module 6: Short Version of Made in L.A. (33 min).
This short version of Made in L.A. distills the film's value as a motivational
and training tool.
THE TOOLKIT IS AVAILABLE AT THREE PRICING LEVELS:
$249 Universities, Colleges, Museums and Government Agencies
$89 High Schools and Public Libraries
$39 Non-Profit Organizations and Unions
This Toolkit was produced, and is being distributed for free to worker centers,
with the generous support of
Production Support and Oversight by