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AU's Center for Social Media to Screen Film During DC Labor Film Fest

WHAT: Film screening and discussion: MADE IN L.A.

SPEAKERS: Robert Bahar, producer, MADE IN L.A.
Almudena Carracedo, director, MADE IN L.A.
Richard Stolz, immigration team leader, Center for Community Change
Margy Waller, cofounder, Inclusion; director, The Mobility Agenda

WHERE: Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center, American University 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW; Washington, D.C., 20016

WHEN: 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10

DETAILS: Free and open to the public; for information, call 202-885-3642

MEDIA: Maggie Barrett, AU Media Relations, 202-885-5951 or barrett@american.edu

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 4, 2007) – American University’s Center for Social Media will host the screening of MADE IN L.A. at 6 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 10 in the Abramson Family Recital Hall at the university’s Katzen Arts Center. The screening, part of the 2007 AFL-CIO DC Labor Film Fest, is free and open to the public.

The film will be followed by a discussion with Robert Bahar and Almudena Carracedo, producer and director, respectively, of MADE IN L.A.; Richard Stolz, immigration team leader at the Center for Community Change; and Margy Waller, cofounder of the think-tank Inclusion and director of The Mobility Agenda at Inclusion.

MADE IN L.A. chronicles the story of three Latina immigrant women employed in garment sweatshops who embarked on a three-year pursuit to win basic labor protections from the retail clothier Forever 21. The film will be screened in English and Spanish with bilingual subtitles.

The event is presented by the Center for Social Media and Active Voice, and is sponsored by Inclusion, Center for Community Change, National Council of La Raza, the Washington D.C. Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, P.O.V., and the Center for Law and Social Policy.

The DC Labor Film Fest begins Oct. 7 and runs through Oct. 17. Approximately 30 films about work and workers around the world will be screened. A full schedule is available at http://www.dclabor.org