From El Barrio to Ayotzinapa: Women Fighting Against Displacement, for Our Community, and for Another World
Tuesday September 15th 2015, 630pm – 830pm MNN El Barrio Firehouse is pleased to present the screening of two short films from the organization Movement for Justice in El Barrio, a grassroots, immigrant-led organization that fights against gentrification and displacement in East Harlem.
Women Fighting for El Barrio, the Community, and Another World
The new film brings to life women who face the challenge of being displaced from their home countries only to face the threat of displacement from their homes in El Barrio, New York. This group of immigrant women – mostly mothers – founded Movement for Justice in El Barrio to protect their homes, combat displacement and build community. The film features the women who have led local and transnational campaigns for housing justice in the 10 years since its beginning.
Video-message from the Mothers of the 43 Disappeared Students of Ayotzinapa
The worldwide struggle of the 43 disappeared of Ayotzinapa has been headed by the mothers of the students, who have motivated countless people from throughout the world to join with them.