The Hand that Feeds: Migrant Workers’ Poetry, Performance, and Film
Join us for a poetry reading and performance by worker writers Christine Lewis and Samantha Lee , followed by a screening of The Hand That Feeds, a documentary about the behind the scenes world of an Upper East Side bagel shop, where undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers who will fire them for calling in sick.
The screening will be followed by a question and answer session with stars from the film and Mahoma López, a worker featured in the film who galvanized his co-workers to form an independent union.
- When: Oct. 30th; 6:30pm
- Where: The Graduate Center, CUNY (Martin E. Segal Theater)
- Co-sponsored by the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics (CPCP) and the Narrating Change, Changing Narratives Mellon Seminar in Public Engagement and Collaborative Research in the Humanities. This event is free and open to public.