Workers Voices: Sramik Awaaz – A Film About Bangladesh’s Garment Workers
April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
JOIN THE HARRY VAN ARSDALE JR. CENTER, WORKERS UNITE! FILM FESTIVAL, LAW@THE MARGINS & REMEMBER THE TRIANGLE FIRE COALITION AT A VERY SPECIAL FILM SCREENING ON THE FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COLLAPSE OF THE RANA PLAZA BUILDING
Workers Voices: Sramik Awaaz
Mon, April 24, 2017
Empire State College
FOLLOWING THE SCREENING, JOIN FILM PRODUCER CHAUMTOLI HUQ
The Empire State College’s Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies in association with The Workers Unite Film Festival and Law@theMargins screens Workers Voices: Sramik Awaaz on the fourth anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza building. With over 1,100 casualties, the easily preventable disaster was the worst single incident in terms of death toll in the history of the garment industry.
Worker Voices is the first film to fully explore the lives, work, and organizing efforts of Bangladesh’s garment workers. Through interviews carried out in 2014 and 2015, and filming through 2016, the film chronicles the barriers faced by the mostly female workers at home, at work, and in life. These interviews reflect some clear policy prescriptives for improving the rights of workers not only in Bangladesh, but the issues raised echoes in workforces around the world even among low wage workers in US and Europe. The film is produced by Chaumtoli Huq and directed by Mohammed Romel.
This event is part of Law@theMargins contemporaneous screenings of Workers Voices on or around the anniversary of Rana Plaza (April 24th) in different cities. Attend the screening and join the conversation with attendees of others screening using hashtags #workersvoices and#lawatmargins. Host a screening in your school, neighborhood to remember Rana Plaza. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
THIS SCREENING IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, FREE OF CHARGE AND WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION WITH THE PRODUCER AND REMEMBER THE TRIANGLE FIRE COALITION.
Harry Van Arsdale Center for Labor Studies has created a program for its students, rank and file union electricians, plumbers,paraprofessionals and machinists and other trades to work toward a degree through studies that focus on work, workers and the working-class presence — social, cultural and institutional — in a historical and contemporary context.
The Workers Unite Film Festival is a celebration of Global Labor Solidarity.
Law@theMargins is an organization that uses law and media to highlight issues of social justice.
Space is limited.
LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED BEFORE THE FILM.
Who We AreThe Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition connects individuals and organizations with the 1911 Triangle Factory Fire — one of the pivotal events in US history and a turning point in labor’s struggle to achieve fair wages, dignity at work and safe working conditions. Outrage at the deaths of 146 mostly young, female immigrants inspired the union movement and helped to institute worker protections and fire safety laws. Today, basic rights and benefits in the workplace are not a guarantee in the United States or across the world. We believe it is more vital than ever that these issues are defended.
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