Thu, Aug 22|
St. Monica Catholic Church
Councilwoman Screening and Panel Discussion
Time & Location
Aug 22, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
St. Monica Catholic Church, 701 California Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403, USA
About The Event
Join UNITE HERE Local 11 union sisters and Councilwomen Carmen Castillo from Providence, Rhode Island and Betty Guardado from Phoenix, Arizona for a special showing of the movie COUNCILWOMAN. Co-hosted by St. Monica's Church, Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE), and National Women’s Political Caucus Westside Chapter (NWPC). This event is FREE!
Councilwoman is a documentary chronicling the experiences of Carmen Castillo, a hotel housekeeper in Providence, Rhode Island, who wins election to the City Council. We will watch as she balances her day job as a housekeeper with decision-making as a new councilwoman - learning about the fight for dignity, respect, and justice for workers in the process. Carmen and Betty will lead a panel discussion before the movie screening.
In Santa Monica, hotel housekeepers are fighting for dignity and respect in the workplace. On August 27, Santa Monica City Council will vote on a comprehensive hotel housekeeper protection policy. Workers are asking for panic buttons to help protect against sexual assault and threatening behavior, fair compensation for heavy workloads and a prohibition on mandatory overtime, effective third-party training, and job security. With an industry that brings in almost $2 billion annually to the City, this proposed legislation is common sense. Housekeepers are the often invisible force behind Santa Monica’s core economic engine - join us as we celebrate the strength of workers everywhere and support our Santa Monica hotel workers!
Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/318834567
Can’t come to the event? You can still support by sending a letter to the City Council! Send a letter here and share with all your friends and family in Santa Monica —> https://actionnetwork.org/letters/stand-with-women-against-abuse/