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"If silence dominated before, we cannot allow it to prevail now." - Bernice Yeung, In a Day's Work
Here are some selected resources that you may want to use in your presentation. Interested in a topic not covered? Want additional sources? Send Haley an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she will be happy to help! Or Chat with a Librarian 24/7.
- sexual violence
- sexual assault / rape /sexual harassment
- migrant workers
- undocumented immigrants
- power dynamics
- labor laws
- unions / labor organizing
- domestic workers
- farm labor
- low-wage work
Library Resources: ebooks and films
Rape on the Night Shift
They clean your offices, your hotels, your malls and airports. But as everyone else goes home, janitors -- many of them undocumented women who work the night shift -- are alone, which makes them especially vulnerable to sexual assault and rape.
Rape in the Fields
FRONTLINE and Univision partner to tell the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America's fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families.
abUSed: The Postville Raid
The perversion of the U.S. Constitution, the rule of law, and due process, and the human face of immigration are revealed through the gripping personal stories of the individuals, the families and the town that survived the most brutal, most expensive and largest immigration raid in the history of the United States.
America Divided: Home Economics
Amy Poehler ventures into the world of the invisible women who help keep the California economy afloat: domestic workers. What she finds is a human story far more complex than the simple exploitation of poor women by the super-rich. While domestic workers organize for a living wage, some of their employers are also struggling -- squeezed out of the middle class in an increasingly unequal economy in which everyone works harder than they used to.