“Bread and Roses” is a moving dramatization of the successful 1990 Justice for Janitors strike in Century City, LA. The film follows the story of two sisters and the hardships they face as immigrants trying to survive in the U.S. The film shows the workers’ resolve to fight for a living wage and benefits in the face of intimidation and bribery by the bosses. Despite threats of deportation and firings, the janitors are victorious.
The demand of “Bread and Roses” adopted by the striking janitorial workers likened their struggle to the multi-ethnic strike of men and women textile workers in Lawrence, Mass. in 1912 which won better wages. (2000, 110min., English and Spanish with English subtitles)
Discussion will follow the film.
$5-10 donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Wheelchair accessible. Refreshments provided.
Sponsored by ANSWER Coalition—Act Now to Stop War & End Racism
Watch the trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrDpd4sCswY