Domestic Worker Organizing: Claiming Our Voice — September 7, 3 pm

As part of our ongoing participatory editorial process, you are invited to attend educational and discussion events that will shape the direction of Reimagine! Movements Making Media.  Please join us at the first of our fall 2014 open forums.


Oakstop Coworking

1721 Broadway, #201

Oakland, CA
Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014

3:00 - 5:00 pm  

Film and discussion with director

Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel,  

lead organizer from Andolan 

Gulnahar Alam, 

YaliniDream, Monisha Bajaj, 

Sheila Bapat, and 

Preeti Mangala Shekar


Gulnahar Alam 




Join us for a free film screening of Claiming our Voice a film about South Asian domestic worker organizing. 


There are more than 1.8 million domestic workers in the United States, many of whom toil in often unregulated and exploitative work conditions hidden from view in the homes of employers. Immigrant women of color constitute a disproportionate number of these domestic workers.
Claiming Our Voice interviews the women of Andolan, an organization founded and led by South Asian immigrant low-wage workers in New York City who organize collectively against exploitative work conditions. The film joins the women as they prepare to share their stories in a multi-lingual theater performance directed by YaliniDream.
YaliniDream(performance artist featured in the film)
 2147483651_u_monisha  Monisha Bajaj (co-author of the film's companion curriculum).
Bapat_pic Sheila Bapat (author of "Part of the Family? Nannies, Housekeepers, Caregivers and the Struggle for Domestic Workers' Rights") will also offer remarks on domestic workers' rights. 

You will also learn about the challenges and successes of South Asian worker organizing efforts in the United States. 

 The screening and discussion will be moderated by Preeti Mangala Shekar


This event is co-sponsored by Reimagine Race, Poverty and the Environment and ASATA (Alliance of South Asians Taking Action). The event will be held at Oakstop Coworking in the heart of downtown Oakland, accessible by BART to 19th St.  


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