Join the Jamaica Plain Forum to welcome author Annelise Orleck and photographer Liz Cook for "We Are All Fast Workers Now" on March 15th.
The result of over 140 interviews, “We Are All Fast Food Workers Now,” traces the evolution of a new global labor movement sparked and sustained by low-wage workers from Manila to Manhattan, from Baja California to Bangladesh, from Capetown to Cambodia.
This is an up close and personal look at globalization and its costs, as seen through the eyes and told whenever possible through the words of low-wage workers themselves: the berry pickers and small farmers, fast food servers, retail cashiers, garment workers, hotel housekeepers, home health care aides, airport workers and adjunct professors who are fighting for respect, safety and a living wage.
This is a powerful look at neo-liberalism and its damages, a story of resistance and rebellion, a reflection on hope and change as it rises from the bottom up.
Liz Cooke's compelling photos will be displayed at the event.
“Resistance is contagious; rebellion feels good,” says Annelise Orleck
This program is free and open to all and will take place at the First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist (6 Eliot St.) at 7 pm on Thursday, March 15th.
This event is co-sponsored by Corporate Accountability.
The Jamaica Plain Forum is a program of the the First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist. The Jamaica Plain Forum is a free, public series of discussions, lectures, workshops, films, and events addressing current topics of interest to the Jamaica Plain community. The JP Forum is directed by First Church member Chuck Collins and coordinated by Tracy Bindel. The Institute for Policy Studies, where Collins is a senior scholar, provides some support and coordination for the Forum.
Speakers include people from the Jamaica Plain community who are involved in dynamic and stimulating work near and far, as well as regional and national authors, activists, artists and thinkers. Everyone is welcome to attend the Jamaica Plain Forum. All activities follow the principles of tolerance, respectfulness and inclusiveness.