Claiming Our Voice: Human Rights Film Screening

Saturday, September 06, 2014
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Education Building 117 - Presentation Theater
Event Type
Events and Lectures
Cook, Connor G
School of Education

“Claiming our Voice”: Film Screening & Panel Discussion on Domestic Worker Organizing & Community Education

Saturday September 6 
Film Screening: 1:00-2:45pm
USF Presentation Theater - 2350 Turk Street, San Francisco
Reception to follow 


Join USF’s Masters Program in Human Rights Education for a free panel discussion and screening of Claiming Our Voice, a film directed by Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel that documents South Asian immigrant domestic workers coming together to share their stories of migration, exploitation and violence.

At this event you will:

  • Watch a screening of the film Claiming our Voice.
  • Participate in a panel discussion with activists and artists profiled in the film including:
    • - YaliniDream, performance artist
    • - Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel, Director of Claiming our Voice
    • - Gulnahar Alam, Founder of Andolan Organizing South Asian Workers
    • - Panel moderated by Monisha Bajaj, Director of the USF Human Rights Education program, co-author of the film’s companion curriculum
  • Learn about the work of Mujeres Unidas y Activas, a California-based workers’ rights organization, from Political Director Karina Muñiz and board member Enma Delgado.    
  • Receive access to curriculum based on the film and teaching about the organizing efforts of domestic workers in the United States.
For questions and to RSVP, please contact 


We hope this event will raise student and community awareness about the rights and realities of domestic workers—particularly low-wage immigrant domestic workers—and to shed light on this particular case study of South Asian immigrant workers coming together to tell their own stories, as documented in the film.

Read a recent article in The Nation about Andolan and the film, “Claiming our Voice.”

This film screening and panel has been organized in conjunction with the Fall course offerings in Human Rights Education at USF’s School of Education, and is co-sponsored by the University of San Francisco School of Education, the Department of International and Multicultural Education, The President’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women, the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good, CELASA (The Center for Latino Studies in the Americas) and the Office of Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach.

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