Councilwoman Screening and Panel Discussion
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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/