Sunday, April 26, 2009

“Made in L.A.” May Day campaign

Putting a human face on the immigrant experience

"Made in L.A." is an amazing film about immigrant workers. The Emmy-winning documentary tells the story of three Latina immigrants working in garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections while finding their way in the U.S. It's a very personal story of each woman’s self-empowerment, and it humanizes the immigrant experience and draws parallels between today’s immigrants and those whose families came to the U.S. generations ago.

Click here for a web video for the campaign.

The film's makers are encouraging national organizations, grassroots groups, faith-based congregations and individuals to screen the film from now to May 31st (and beyond) to put a human face on the issues of immigration, immigrant workers' rights, and real immigration reform.

To support this effort people can:

1. Host a screening

2. Send an email to their friends and lists about the campaign or spread the word through the film’s Facebook and Myspace pages.

3. Post the banner and button on their blogs or websites, and get the new Immigration Headlines Widget featuring Made in L.A.

By creating a climate of empathy and understanding around immigration reform, we can use "Made in L.A." to help lay the foundation for change. Join the movement at

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