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|The Hand That Feeds|
|Date||Wednesday July 06|
|Time||6:30 PM - 8:30 PM|
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Berkeley City College Auditorium
2050 Center Street, Berkeley, California
At a popular bakery café, residents of New York’s Upper East Side get bagels and coffee served with a smile 24 hours a day. But behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers who will fire them for calling in sick. Mild-mannered sandwich maker Mahoma López has never been interested in politics, but in January 2012, he convinces a small group of his co-workers to fight back.Added to the calendar on Thursday Jun 23rd, 2016 6:16 PM
Risking deportation and the loss of their livelihood, the workers team up with a diverse crew of innovative young organizers and take the unusual step of forming their own independent union, launching themselves on a journey that will test the limits of their resolve. Discussion to follow.
Sponsored by Global Studies Program and Laborfest.
Contact info: jberezin [at] peralta.edu