Nov 17

The Hand That Feeds

November 17, 2016

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center

  • Do you know about the labor conditions of where you eat?

Residents of New York’s Upper East Side get bagels and coffee served with a smile 24 hours a day. But behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers who will fire them for calling in sick.

Risking deportation and the loss of their livelihood—sandwich maker Mahoma López and his co-workers fight back and form an independent union. If they can win a contract, it will set a historic precedent for low-wage workers across the country. But whatever happens, they will never be exploited again.

  • Approx. 56 min.

Screening followed by discussion facilitated by Xóchitl Bada, Associate Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) Program.

All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting the number above.

Poster: The Hand That Feeds [PDF]

Admissions: Free

Location: 803 S. Morgan St. LCB2 Chicago, IL 60607

Co-sponsors: UIC Latin American and Latino Studies Program (LALS); and student organizations Fearless Undocumented Alliance (FUA), Lambda Sigma Upsilon, and Latino Planning Organization for Development, Education, and Regeneration (LPODER)


Edith Tovar

Date posted

Jun 5, 2018

Date updated

Jun 15, 2018