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Ladies Night in North Carolina

We wanted to share these beautiful words from a wonderful screening of Made in L.A. that took place in North Carolina, organized by the WNC Worker's Center:

"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"
After the screening each woman was invited to decorate a bandana for the Southern Povery Law Center's Bandana Project. At first, everyone was timid - and then suddenly there was a flurry of creativity. One of the bandanas said "Las Mujeres Luchamos Hasta el Fin". Another one simply read "Dignidad".

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."






 

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