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Clean In: How Hotel Workers Fought Harvard for a Union - And Won – Rebecca Rojer (Kingston, New York)
What does a feminism for the 99% look like? Ask the hotel housekeepers who unionized a Doubletree Hotel owned by Harvard University. These women fought the first female president of Harvard to gain a union for themselves. Featuring music by Downtown Boys, this film was produced as a companion piece to the essay "Housekeepers Versus Harvard: Feminism for the Age of Trump" written by Sarah Leonard and published by The Nation. 2017; 21 min.
The Lost Village - Roger Paradiso (Montclair, New Jersey)
“The Lost Village is a stunning indictment of the corporate take over of Greenwich Village, in the hands of New York University, and made possible by complicit New York city and state politicians. Legendary venues are now commercial spaces, long time cultural gathering spots have vanished and the bohemian, artistic world which gave the area its distinctive flavor has fled due to high rents and corporate invasion. Greenwich Village is a microcosm of what is happening across the United States where the disparity of income between rich and poor is now higher than anytime in our history. This documentary raises the alarm and offers a way to counter such take-overs through citizen activism and grass-root organizations. A must see for anyone concerned about where the U.S. is going under the rule of the oligarchs." --James Cass Rogers 2017; 91 min. With a Q+A session with Director Roger Paradiso! Co-Sponsored by the Rutgers University American Studies Department, and the Rutgers University Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers)!