An interesting event tonight at CUNY Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, if you are from the NYC area and can make it:
Wednesday April 17th, 6:00-8:00pm in Room C197, CUNY GRAD CENTER
How can the power of storytelling build public awareness of the struggles of immigrant and low-wage workers? In recent years, storytelling has proven a strong tool for achieving social change, and this practice has been particularly prevalent among immigrants and low wage workers. This panel will bring together director and filmmaker Nilita Vachani, who has documented the stories of immigrant workers, Christine Lewis, a domestic worker activist who used storytelling in the groundbreaking Domestic Worker Bill of Rights campaign, and the award-winning poet and writer Mark Nowak who works with immigrant social movement organizations. Moderated by Sujatha Fernandes.
Cosponsored by the Narrating Change Seminar in the Humanities & Women’s Studies