A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
When: Friday, 8/26 from noon – 3 p.m.
Where: SEIU 6 Union Hall, 3720 Airport Way South
Cost: FREE; RSVP here
Join Legal Voice for a free screening of Rape on the Night Shift, an investigative documentary exploring sexual abuse of immigrant women in the janitorial industry. Stick around after the screening for a panel discussion about what can be done to address this invisible injustice.
“There’s no one to ask for help when certain things happened and you screamed. There’s no sound. There’s nobody.”
– Erika Morales, janitor and sexual assault survivor
Erika worked the night shift. As a 29-year-old single-mother of two, she needed the flexible hours and steady paycheck that cleaning offices provided. Without many options, she was forced to endure her supervisor’s abuse of power. He harassed her incessantly, and assaulted her numerous times. She needed the job, and was afraid to speak up.
Erika isn’t alone. Workplace sexual violence is a pervasive problem, but is often hidden by the fact that the people being abused cannot speak up – for fear of losing their jobs or, for many in the janitorial industry, a fear of deportation.