Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice: Screening of "Made in LA"

When: Thu, 08/04/2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Where:

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

1901 L Street, NW, Suite 300

Washington, DC 20036

Please join the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

for a documentary screening fundraiser

“Made in LA”

 

This year, NLIRH, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ) and Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR) are excited to launch our 2nd Annual Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice on August 1-5, 2011. This year’s theme is Caminamos: Justice for Immigrant Women. We're inviting everyone to join us in moving toward a brighter future for immigrant women and their families.

On Thursday, August 4, 2011, NLIRH will host a documentary film screening of “Made in LA,” which depicts the lives of three Latina immigrants working in the Los Angeles garment sweatshop factories. Mean-spirited enforcement, workplace exploitation, criminalization of basic life including education and health care are just a few of the challenges that have forced immigrant women into the shadows and ignored the crucial, positive role they play in their communities. A discussion and Q&A session will follow the documentary screening, featuring Candace Gibson, NLIRH’s legal intern, who actively works on immigration issues.

An addition, art work from Eric Kim, an international street photographer who resides in Los Angeles, will be showcased and available for purchase as part of an auction to raise funds for NLIRH. Eric specializes in black and white street photography, which he has taken from all over the globe, including Paris, London, Seoul, Rome, Florence, Venice, Prague, Zurich, and Beirut. Eric has also taught street photography workshops in the UK, Switzerland, and Lebanon. He currently teaches photography to under-privileged youth in Los Angeles and hopes to use the medium to help inspire and motivate students in their personal and academic lives.

Click here to view the artwork and jewelry that NLIRH will auction during our Week of Action.

Light appetizers and wine will be served

Please join us!

 

Cost to Attend: A minimum $10 donation is suggested


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