About The Event
La Mujer Obrera hosts a screening of Rape In The Fields, a FRONTLINE episode telling the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America’s fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families. This investigation is the result of a yearlong reporting effort by veteran FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley, and the Center for Investigative Reporting.
Campesinas Rising will raise awareness about and work towards eliminating violence faced by campesina women and girls, in the United States and globally. The idea of Campesinas Rising first emerged from Alianza Nacional de Campesinas and Eve Ensler's collaboration to eradicate violence against campesinas and girls, as part of the global One Billion Rising Global Movement. Campesinas Rising will raise awareness about and work towards eliminating violence faced by campesina women and girls, in the United States and globally.
Campesinas Rising takes place on the first day of Farmworker Awareness Week 2019, and during Women's History Month. Throughout the day, advocacy events and actions will be carried out by farmworker women-serving and member organizations throughout the world. From social media storms to lobbying for protections for women and girls, gender-justice and farmworkers' rights organizations will unite with a common goal to advance a safer working space for farmworker women and girls. Find an action near you and join us in our fight to end gender-based violence against women and girls.
For more info, visit onebillionrising.org/campesinasrising
About The Organization
La Mujer Obrera
La Mujer Obrera began in 1981 by displaced women garment workers seeking to improve the quality of life for low-income Hispanic families and revitalize the former Garment District (Chamizal neighborhood) where many women worked before the loss of 35,000 jobs in that sector. La Mujer Obrera advocates on issues related to the impact of globalization in the economic and social human rights of Mexican immigrant women and their families on the U.S. Mexico border. We are demonstrating the capacity of women workers of Mexican heritage to plan and implement an economic development vision for our community based on basic human needs and rooted in dignity, culture and respect for the earth.
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