7/25/13 Immigration and the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

Josey Gerrish, featured in The Caretaker

Josey Gerrish, featured in The Caretaker

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With immigration reform stalled in Congress and the California Domestic Worker Bill of Rights being reviewed by the senate, tonight, we bring you a discussion on immigration. In studio with us we have Mercy Albaran with the California Domestic Workers Coalition with Mujeres Unidas y Activas working on their Domestic Workers Bill of Rights campaign; Noela Payton, a domestic worker who fought back and won a wage claim after her employer refused to pay overtime; and Roseli Ilano with Immigrant Nation, a short film series that spotlights the commonalities between recent immigrants and those whose families have lived in the US for generations.

The director of the film series is award-winning filmmaker Theo Rigby. As we’re in fund drive, we’re offering his documentary, Sin País, which won the best documentary and audience choice award at the Napa Valley Film Festival, as a premium.

And we hear from R.J. Lozada, our international reporter in the Philippines, with his commentary (passed on to us by Secretary General of BAYAN-USA Jessica Antonio) fresh from the people’s response to the State of the Nation Address (SONA 2013).

Photo by R.J. Lozada

Photo by R.J. Lozada

Community Calendar
At 7 p.m. this Saturday join the Gay Asian Pacific Alliance for the crowning of this year’s Mr. and Miss GAPA 2013! Celebrating a quarter of a century empowering the visibility of gay and bisexual Asian/Pacific Islander men, the pageant’s theme is the Silver Screen, and will feature contestants honoring old and new Hollywood. Hosted by Tita Aida and featuring 2012 winners Miss Jezebel Patel and Mr. Jethro, come to Yerba Buena’s Lam Research Theater to witness the passing off of the crowns – doors open at 6:30. http://www.gapa.org/gapa-runway

Also this Saturday at 7 at the Mink Bar and Lounge in Daly City is a free advanced screening of the comedy web series 2 Unemployed Critics. Emceed by Chuck Lacson and Allan Manolo, 2UC describes the show as the “Pinoy ‘Siskel and Ebert’ of Independent Filipino Cinema – with a comedic twist.” The event includes stand up comedy, Q&A and film clips from local Filipino filmmakers. https://www.facebook.com/events/488240457924653/?ref=2

On Sunday, from 2-4 p.m. at the Golden Gate Rugby Club on Treasure Island, join the Atamira Maori Dance Company for free kids dance classes! Learn the moves of the famous KA MATE KA MATE dance, hear about Maori traditions, and feel the Mana Whenua – the power from the tribal land that the dancers bring as the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. In town as a part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival, the Atamira Dance Company is New Zealand’s leading creator of contemporary dance. https://www.facebook.com/events/295260480618551/?ref=2

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