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BloomScreen presents: Made in L.A.:

3222 11th Street, NW
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Made in L.A. (2007), by Almudena Carracedo – tells the true story of poor immigrant garment workers in Los Angeles, and their fight for basic labor rights against retailing giant, Forever 21. Afterwards, we’ll talk by Skype with Joann Lo, who is featured in the film and was the lead organizer of the Boycott Forever 21 Campaign.

Donation: Suggested $10
Free popcorn and refreshments provided.

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4 Comment

  • Fantastic movie. I highly recommend it.

  • Does it count as ironic that this is posted after the Anne Taylor coming to Union Station piece?

  • I don’t want to venture into this hornets nest, but do poor immigrant garment workers in LA have fewer basic labor rights than they would in most of the places they emigrated from?

    • Well, you just did. And the comparison you’re making is ridiculous.

      Apparently you think the tradition of labor protections and basic human rights that evolved in the USA at the end of the 19th C. should simply be disregarded because other countries don’t have them? Or that people trying to better their lives by immigrating should instead just stay put and not complain?

      Whatever happened to our country asking “give me your poor, huddled masses”? When did it become “I got mine, screw you, you can’t have yours!”

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