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Community Lunch, Dialogue and Film Screening of THE HAND THAT FEEDS

Event Details

February 13, 2020
12:30 pm-2:30 pm

Campus Center

Room: 174-76

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Jacob Carter

A film screening of THE HAND THAT FEEDS  will include remarks by Labor Center Director Cedric de Leon and Harris Freeman, Western New England Law Professor and co-founder of the ACLU of Massachusetts' Immigrant Protection Project. Lunch will be provided, and a group discussion will follow the screening.

THE HAND THAT FEEDS recounts the struggles of undocumented immigrant workers as they attempt to achieve fair wages and better working conditions in New York’s Upper East Side. It has received widespread acclaim from critics and recognition from multiple awards, including an Emmy nomination.

The film has been reviewed as “...inspiring. One could not view this film without arriving to a deeper understanding of labor organizing, immigrant workers, and the lessons of a sustained movement for social justice” (Deborah Weissman, Professor of Law, UNC), and as “An inspiring movie for anyone who likes rooting for the underdog, and one that’s especially great for anyone involved in the fight for an increased minimum wage” (Shelby R. King, The Portland Mercury)

This event is sponsored by the Partnership for Worker Education, Human Resources and the Office of Equity and Inclusion as part of the Watch.Learn.Grow. documentary film series, and is co-sponsored by the UMass Labor Center.

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The Campus Center is located in the middle of campus at 1 Campus Center Way. Parking is available in the Campus Center Garage.

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Event Category

Diversity Film Screening