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Claiming Our Voice at Brooklyn Public Library

Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel

Apr 2008

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Oct 19, 2013
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September 20, 2013
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Art News

Please join us for our first public screening of Claiming Our Voice.    

Claiming Our Voice is a short documentary film by Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel sharing the stories of Andolan, an organization founded and led by South Asian female, immigrant domesitc workers living in New York City as they support each other and collectively organize against exploitative work conditions. The film follows the women as they create, rehearse and refine acts for their first popular multi-lingual theater performance, directed by YaliniDream. Claiming Our Voice seeks to break community silence by allowing women to (literally) set the stage for how their stories will be told.

Saturday October 19th, 4pm at the Brooklyn Public Library (Grand Army Plaza).

Introduction by Ai-jen Poo, Director of National Domestic Workers Alliance

Panelists include:

Nahar Alam, Founder, Andolan (featured in film)

YaliniDream, Interdisciplinary Performing Artist (featured in film)

Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel, Director, Claiming Our Voice

Nisha Varia, Senior Researcher, Human Rights Watch

Moderated by Chitra Aiyar, Board Member, Andolan

See details above and a link to the Facebook event here.  This event is free and open to the public. Please spread the word!  

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