Film Screening: “Clean in: How Hotel Workers Fought for a Union-And Won”

Host/Sponsor: 
The Nation
Room: 
3.78
Timeslot: 
SATURDAY June 3rd Session 3: 3:30pm - 5:15pm
Abstract: 
What does a feminism for the 99% look like? Ask the hotel housekeepers who unionized a DoubleTree hotel owned by Harvard. These women fought the first female president of Harvard to gain a union. They asked Sheryl Sandberg to "lean in" with them, to no effect. The class divide in feminism is dramatized in Clean In, a short film about their struggle, directed by Rebecca Rojer and produced by The Nation magazine. This bilingual 22min film features music by Downtown Boys and is a companion video to Sarah Leonard's essay in The Nation, "Housekeepers Versus Harvard: Feminism for the Age of Trump."
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker First Name: 
Rebecca
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Last Name: 
Rojer
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Biography: 
Rebecca Rojer is a filmmaker and activist based in the Hudson Valley. Her work has been featured in Jacobin, The New Inquiry, and the Nation.
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator First Name: 
Sarah
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Last Name: 
Leonard
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Affiliation: 
The Nation
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Biography: 
Sarah Leonard is features editor at The Nation and editor-at-large at Dissent. She is co-editor of The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for the New Century.
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
Rebecca
Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
Rojer
Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation: 
Filmmaker

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