About the event

Join us for a poetry reading and performance by worker writers, followed by a screening of The Hand That Feeds, a documentary about the behind the scenes world of an Upper East Side bagel shop, where undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers who will fire them for calling in sick.

The screening will be followed by a question and answer session with stars from the film and Mahoma López, a worker featured in the film who galvanized his co-workers to form an independent union.

This event is presented as part of Narrating Change, Changing Narratives, an interdisciplinary research group that employs public humanities practices and explores narration as a guide for social change. The group is supported by the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research. For more information or to join, email [email protected].

Cosponsored by the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics (CPCP)and the Narrating Change Mellon Seminar in Public Engagement and Collaborative Research in the Humanities.