She's With Me

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Friday Feminist Film: Rape on the Night Shift

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.

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About sheswithmeseattle

She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.

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