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2009.09.02 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

‘Made in L.A’ and Post-Projection Forum is Focus of OLLAS Event

Omaha - The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will kick off its 2009-10 Charla* Series Thursday, Sept. 17, with a screening of the documentary “Made in L.A.” Immediately following the film, there will be an open discussion of the film, facilitated by students from a Migration, Race, and Globalization seminar.

The film and discussion runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Arts and Sciences Hall, Room 306, on the UNO campus.

“Made in L.A.” documents a groundbreaking lawsuit and consumer boycott where three Latina garment workers fight to establish an important legal and moral precedent holding an American retailer liable for the labor conditions. The documentary provides an insider’s view into the struggles of recent immigrants and the organizing process.

The UNO community and the public are invited to attend this free event.

For more information, call (402) 554-3835. For more information on the film, visit www.madeinla.com.

*Charla means conversation or chat in Spanish.

About OLLAS at UNO
OLLAS is a transnational center established in 2003 for the purpose of pursuing research, teaching and community engagement aimed at increasing our understanding about Latino and Latin American populations and societies.

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