The Hand That Feeds

Date(s) - Thursday, November 17, 2016
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Admissions: Free
Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center

Poster for The Hand That Feeds

  • 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 livelihoodsandwich 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.

Poster: The Hand That Feeds [PDF]

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.


Contact Info

Name: Edith Tovar
Phone: (312) 996-3095


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)

UIC Latino Cultural Center

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