Made in L.A. (Hecho en Los Angeles)

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Made in L.A.
Made in L.A. is an Emmy award-winning feature documentary that follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year…
Module 1 - Worker Leadership Skills
Module 1: Building Worker Leadership Skills - Follows Maura as she overcomes her fear of public speaking and builds leadership and organizing skills.
Module 2 - Becoming an Organizer
Module 2: Becoming An Organizer - Follows Lupe as she grows from participating in a boycott campaign to becoming a professional organizer.
Module 3 - Women & Low wage
Module 3: Women and Low-Wage Work - Explores issues that affect women as low-wage workers through the eyes of Maria as she becomes involved with a campaign at a worker…
Module 4 - Worker Centers & Low wage
Module 4: Worker Centers and Low-Wage Work - Brings to light the challenges faced by low-wage, often immigrant, workers and introduces worker centers' unique role in serving and empowering them.
Module 5 - Immigration & Low wage
Module 5: Immigration and Low-Wage Work - Explores the historical role of immigrant workers in the United States and helps re-frame recent immigrants' stories within the long history of immigration…

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When we started "Made in L.A." little could we imagine the 5-year journey it would take to make it, or the incredible impact the film would have during 3-year long outreach campaign. Perhaps the most beautiful thing has been the overwhelming response from children of recent immigrants who saw ...Read more

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