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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.
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.
At the end of the summer, we headed to Orange County to present Made in L.A. at a meeting of parish representatives from the Diocese of Orange, which had contacted us to promote Made in L.A. for screenings in their 60+ parishes in Orange County as a tool to explore issues of low wage work, immigration reform and immigrant rights.
|Anna Nersesyan (our wonderful outreach assistant), Robert Bahar, Bishop Flores, Sister Eileen McNerney, Lupe Hernandez, Georgeann Lovett, Almudena Carracedo, Angelo Paparelli, Shirl Giacomi, Maria Aroyo.|
The panel featured us and Lupe, as well as Maria Aroyo, Education and Formation Coordinator from Catholic Relief Services; Sister Eileen McNerney, Founder of Taller San Jose; Angelo A. Paparelli, Immigration Attorney and Blogger.
Georgeann Lovett, Director of Respect Life, Justice and Peace from the Diocese of Orange commented on the event: "I received VERY positive feedback from the event. It was considered very timely... very powerful (someone referred to it as potent)... The documentary and the discussion highlighted why people are immigrating into the United States both legally and illegally; the problems with trying to come here legally; how women are treated; the garment industry; worker exploitation in general; the idea that people of the same ethnic background are preying on their own; the situation of separated families; our Catholic Social Teaching regarding immigration, and the list goes on and on. Everyone walked away with powerful images and new awareness of this issue, its complexity and ways to better understand and get involved."
"Last week, the Western North Carolina Worker's Center and Nuestro Centro, the local Latino community center, hosted a screening of Made in L.A in Asheville, NC. It was a Ladies' Only night - prizes, non-alcoholic daiquiris, and cheese and chocolate fondue! Before the screening everyone introduced themselves and shared a job that they once held in their home countries or in the United States - there were nurses, painters, and factory workers. We then played cherades - one round about what makes us proud to be women and another round of any abuses we have suffered at work. The screening was powerful. Throughout the movie there were tears, smiles, and lots of head nodding. We each recognized a part of our own story in the movie - some of us had left sons and daughters behind in our home countries, many of us struggle with our partners telling us not to get involved, others had worked in the sewing industry or in some kind of production, and some of us had felt those moments of defeat in our community organizing.
|Making Vandanas. This one reads "All united for a better future"|
We want to thank the folks at Made in L.A. for this film. It is not just a beautiful and powerful movie, it is a wonderful way to bring people, especially women, together."
Read what PBS viewers had to say about Made in L.A. Many stations will air Made in L.A. during August and September, so if you missed the broadcast in your city or what to find out when your PBS station will air it, check local listings every week for up-to-date information!
"THIS show moved me and I fell in love with three strangers I've never met. When a documentary can do that to someone, it's a sign of greatness. Thank you Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar for enlightening me and so many others. I'll be sure to think twice when making ALL my future purchases with the likes of these three in mind." - Victor Velez
"Rarely - okay hardly ever - do I do this sort of thing - post thoughts on a website. But, as you can see, I was really moved by this documentary. Well done. Thank you for making it. Thank you, POV for sharing it. These women are an inspiration." - Annette
"Blown away! This is such a sensitive reporting of a difficult, complex and frustrating reality. POV just keeps on bringing me to tears. Thank you for telling stories that need to be told. I wish this was what TV is usually...and that pigs could fly!" - Carole
See more, and a lively discussion on the issues of immigration and sweatfree purchasing, on the POV website!
In light of the upcoming PBS broadcast, we're encouraging you to write "letters to the editor" to your local or regional newspaper, addressing immigration reform and using the Made in L.A. broadcast as a timely hook and as an empathy engine to personalize the issue. We worked with America's Voice to make this easy! Just click here http://americasvoiceonline.org/madeinla - and use the template letter and online tool to easily send a personal message to your local media. Policy makers look to letters like this to get a sense of their constituents' views, so this can be a persuasive tool!
To see if your PBS station is one of over 70 stations airing the film next week check local listings or download the full press release for station information (in English or Spanish). Keep in mind that many stations will air Made in L.A. during August and September, so check back every week for up-to-date information!
Estamos encantados de anunciar la reemisión de Made in L.A. en Estados Unidos en la serie de PBS, P.O.V.! Será el martes, 11 de agosto, a las 10 de la noche. En un momento en que los líderes políticos y sociales están trabajado en una revisión importante del sistema migratorio, Made in L.A. ofrece una mirada reveladora a la cara humana del debate migratorio y las experiencias de las y los trabajadores inmigrantes.
Para ver si tu estación de POB es una de las 70 estaciones que van a emitir la película la semana que viene, comprueba los horarios locales o bájate el comunicado de prensa con información detallada de las estaciones (en español o en inglés). Ten en cuenta que muchas estaciones emitirán Made in L.A. en otras fechas durante agosto o septiembre, así que comprueba los horarios locales de vez en cuando para información actualizada!
To learn more about the campaign, and see our short web-videos, visit our "May Day to Labor Day" Community Screening Campaign page. Join the movement and start planning your own Made in L.A. event today!
Tras el éxito rotundo de nuestra Campaña de Proyecciones Comunitarias del Primero de Mayo, hemos extendido este esfuerzo hasta despues del Día del Trabajo! Hasta el 15 de septiembre, invitamos a las organizaciones nacionales, grupos de base, congregaciones e individuos en EEUU a que organicen acciones, eventos especiales y proyecciones de Made in L.A. en un esfuerzo nacional para poner una cara más humana a los temas de inmigración, los derechos de los y las trabajadoras inmigrantes y en apoyo a una reforma migratoria justa en EEUU.
Para saber más sobre la campaña, y ver nuestros pequeños web-vídeos, visita nuestra página de la Campaña de Proyecciones Comunitarias "Del 1 de Mayo al Día del Trabajo" . Únete al movimiento y comienza a planear tu propia proyección de Made in L.A.!