A tribute to the working class roots of the Asian American experience, focusing on the resurgence of grassroots political activism among the City of Angels' Asian, Latino, and other working... See full summary »

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Pablo Bumanlag
Yong Cao
Strela Cervas
Helen Chien
Papo De Asis
Maria De La Cruz
John Delloro
Heeran Hong
Norma R. Lajo
Jung Hee Lee
Kevin Lee
Kimi Lee
Nara Lee
Paul Lee
Lolita Lledo
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A tribute to the working class roots of the Asian American experience, focusing on the resurgence of grassroots political activism among the City of Angels' Asian, Latino, and other working class families. Juxtaposes poetry by spoken word artist Alison de la Cruz with the stories of immigrant workers, slave laborers, and activists alike. Koreatown restaurant workers arbitrarily fired despite being too ill to work, Pilipino home health care workers exploited for their cheap labor, and Thai women held captive in a virtual prison sweatshop share their stories along with supermarket workers picketing for better wages and working conditions. Profiles how the sharp reality of life for working class immigrants in Los Angeles is being redirected into grassroots activism through innovative organizations such as the Korean Immigrant Workers Advocates, Garment Worker Center, Pilipino Worker Center, Thai Community Development Center, and the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance. Written by Anonymous

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