The Hand That Feeds Documentary Showing & Discussion, Dallas, Texas


The Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff presents The Hand That Feeds

Tuesday, December 5, 7pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, Social Justice Ministry, Dallas, Texas
FREE and open to the public
Post-screening discussion of actions we can take pertaining to the film

The First Tuesday Social Justice Film Festival will screen the socially relevant documentary, The Hand That Feeds. In this film, shy sandwich-maker Mahoma López unites his undocumented immigrant coworkers to fight abusive conditions at a popular New York restaurant chain. This event is co-sponsored by the Dallas Peace & Justice Center.


From the filmmakers:
At a popular bakery café, residents of New York’s Upper East Side get bagels and coffee served with a smile 24 hours a day. But behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers who will fire them for calling in sick. Mild-mannered sandwich maker Mahoma López has never been interested in politics, but in January 2012, he convinces a small group of his co-workers to fight back.

Risking deportation and the loss of their livelihood, the workers team up with a diverse crew of innovative young organizers and take the unusual step of forming their own independent union, launching themselves on a journey that will test the limits of their resolve. In one roller-coaster year, they must overcome a shocking betrayal and a two-month lockout. Lawyers will battle in back rooms, Occupy Wall Street protesters will take over the restaurant, and a picket line will divide the neighborhood. If they can win a contract, it will set a historic precedent for low-wage workers across the country. But whatever happens, Mahoma and his coworkers will never be exploited again.

More Info:

December 05, 2017 at 7pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff
Social Justice Ministry
3839 W Kiest Blvd
Dallas, TX 75233
United States
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