Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Special (Nerd) Announcement

No quiero. (via The Bag Lady.)

Something has just come to my attention, and I know it's a little late in the game to be sharing this with yinz, but we're so often banging the drum on this subject it seems a crime not to share.

There will be a special screening of the film Made in L. A. (Hecho en Los Angeles) today at 4:30 PM at Catholic University's law school. (This is literally feet away from the Metro.) A reception (free food!) will follow the screening, along with a discussion led by super-genius fashionista Dr. Jennifer Horne.

According to the film's site, Made in L.A. follows the remarkable story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from trendy clothing retailer Forever 21. Like, you had me at basic labor protections. Sweatshop-free clothing is something that Listopad is really amped about, and F21 definitely does not fall under that category. Hecho a difference, y'all.

1 comment:

woodley park-zoo said...

Watching that trailer, I am tearing up... of course the soaring score contributes to my emotionality, but that is truly an important cause. I grew up in LA and knew 'undocumented' families (friends in school...) and thinking about the way some people would like to treat them boils my blood. I doubt I'll be able to make the screening but maybe I will get a chance to rent or borrow a copy somewhere.