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Laborfest: Film: Many Straws Make a Nest
Date Saturday July 14
Time 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details
San José Peace and Justice Center - 48 South 7th St., San Jose
Event Type Screening
Film: Many Straws Make a Nest
In the last 20 years, the Delhi region has turned into one of the world’s major industrial hubs. The required workforce is recruited from India’s poorer regions, where survival is becoming more and more difficult. This is why 4.5 million industrial workers in southern Delhi are willing to ruin their health for wages on which their families can hardly survive. People are almost powerless in this situation, but still they try to find effective ways to collectively resist.
Discussion after the film will be led by Raj Sahai, who interviewed contract workers working for Suzuki in Manesar, about 30 km southwest of New Delhi. Sahai is a political activist, writer, and a co-founder of South Asians for Collective Action. For information: 408-297-2299
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Added to the calendar on Sunday Jun 17th, 2012 5:12 AM
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by San Jose Peace & Justice Center (sjpjc [at] Saturday Jul 7th, 2012 5:34 PM
Monday, July 9 at 7:00 pm. San José Peace and Justice Center, 48 South 7th St. (donation)

Film: Anne Braden: Southern Patriot (1924-2006)

Co-producer Anne Lewis leads discussion after the film. Anne Braden rejected her segregationist, privileged past to become one of the civil rights movement’s staunchest white allies. She was one of only five white southerners to be commended by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his famed “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”

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Saturday, July 14 at 2:00 pm. San José Peace and Justice Center, 48 South 7th St. (donation)

Film: Many Straws Make a Nest ( तिनकोंवाला तरीक़ा )

Raj Sahai leads discussion after the film. Southern Delhi has turned into one of the world’s major industrial hubs where 4.5 million workers struggle to survive and find ways to collectively resist extreme exploitation.

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Thursday, July 19 at 7:00 pm. South Bay Labor Temple, 2102 Almaden Road, Hall A (donation)

South Bay Shipbuilders: How Wartime Production Changed the Bay Area’s Labor

Former ironworker, Mike Daly, shows how workers in Sunnyvale and the Peninsula built engines and ships for World War II, made possible by massive labor migrations and breakthroughs for African American and women workers.

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Saturday, July 21 at 2:00 pm. South Bay Labor Temple, 2102 Almaden Road, Hall A (donation)

Panel: Organized Labor, Immigrants, and the Rights of All Workers

David Bacon, Adriana Garcia, Fritz Conle, and Fred Hirsch explore the history of immigrant workers in labor organizing up to the present-day convergence of labor, immigrant rights, and social justice movements in the U.S.

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Sunday, July 22 at 3-9 pm. Meet at parking lot at SJCC, Moorpark and Leigh Avenues ($30)

Farmworkers Reality Tour

Ann López and Richard Hobbs lead a tour to meet migrant Mexican farmworkers in the Watsonville area to learn about their lives, work, and hardships.

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Monday, July 23 at 7:00 pm. San José Peace and Justice Center, 48 South 7th St. (donation)

Migrant labor in the Arabian Gulf & the Struggle for Democracy

Sharat G. Lin illustrates how a most oppressive and divisive system of contract labor was established by western multinational corporations in Saudi Arabia, with foreign workers providing an early spark in the struggle for democracy.

Info: 408-297-2299 408-821-1394 415-642-8066 laborfest [at]

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