“The Cleaners” free film on immigrant workers’ rights

    April 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Loft Cinema
    3233 E Speedway Blvd
    Tucson, AZ 85716

    With panel discussion before the film!

    The Cleaners


    5:30 pm: Panel on immigrant workers’ rights
    6:00 pm: Screening, followed by Q&A and reception

    “The Cleaners is a documentary short that follows the story of three immigrant workers who clean for a large department store chain in Tucson, Arizona. After over a year being paid less than the minimum wage, the women decide to demand their right to fair pay. With the help of law students from the Workers’ Right Clinic at the University of Arizona, these brave women take on mounting risks as they fight to enforce their legal rights. The film shows the powerful work being done by the Workers’ Rights Clinic, as well as the difficulty and stress immigrant low-wage workers face when fighting abuses in the workplace. This film was made by Lisa Molomot and a class of undergraduate students studying law and film-making at the University of Arizona. (Dir by Lisa Molomot, 2018, USA, 30 mins., Not Rated)”

    The Cleaners

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


      • American corporations hire them. If you don’t want people coming here, you should go after the Big Ag CEO’s.

        Why is it no one ever goes after the employers? Trust me, they know who’s working for them. And if there’s no job, people go home.

        And you should be upset with Capitalism, because Capitalism demands the lowest cost be paid to create goods and services, and Capitalists love undocumented immigrants.

        Maybe you’re not a Christian, because I have read the Bible, Jesus is very clear. Take immigrants in or it’s the pit.

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