Sept. 15, 2009
Join us for the "The Quilt Our Pain Built" Project & the “Journey for Justice!" March
Long Beach ---The "Quilt Our Pain Built" project is a special creative tapestry of cloth patches highlighting the stories and struggles of hotel housekeepers while raising public awareness of the high risk of injuries for room attendants in Long Beach ’s hospitality industry.
The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles fully supports the struggle of the workers for uniization and against management suppresive tactics in Long Beach Hotels.
Housekeepers will design their own patches of the quilt depicting their personal stories and experience of pain and work-related injuries. Long Beach will be the first stop in a nationwide “Journey for Justice” quilt tour.
Community members and organizations are invited to design solidarity patches to be added to the quilt. Workers need your support with two very exciting events:
The "Quilt Our Pain Built" Housekeer/ Community Sewing Party
Tuesday, September 22, 3-7pm
St. Luke's Church
525 E 7th St .
Long Beach , CA 90813
"Journey for Justice" March & Quilt Tour Launch
Wednesday, September 30
4:30-5:30pm: Rally at the Hilton Long Beach
5:30-6pm: Pilgrimage/March to the Hyatt
6-6:30pm: Blessing of the Quilt at the LB Hyatt
Please contact Maria Loya, Campaign Director, as soon as possible at email@example.com
to let us know if you will be able to join us for the sewing party and the Journey for Justice!