Encircle Films Presents- THE HAND THAT FEEDS

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Encircle Films Presents- THE HAND THAT FEEDS

December 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Synopsis: 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 Ma- homa López has never been interested in politics, but in January 2012, he convinces a small group of his co-workers to fight back.

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. In one roller-coaster year, they must overcome a shocking betrayal and a two-month lockout. Lawyers will battle in back rooms, Occupy Wall Street protesters will take over the restaurant, and a picket line will divide the neighborhood. If they can win a contract, it will set a historic precedent for low-wage workers across the country. But whatever happens, Mahoma and his coworkers will never be exploited again.

Cost:  $7 Seniors and Students    $9 Adults
buy tickets in advance at:  https://www.wildishtheater.com/
Discussion Q&A led by Johanis Tadeo, Springfield Alliance for Equity and Respect

Details

Date:
December 5, 2018
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

Wildish Theater
630 Main St, Springfield, OR 97477
Springfield, OR 97477 United States
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