PREMIERE OF WAGING CHANGE AT DOC NYC BRINGS FIGHT FOR ONE FAIR WAGE TO BIG SCREEN!

November 2019 | E-Newsletter
WAGING CHANGE
DID YOU KNOW THAT TIPPED WORKERS EARN ONLY $2.13 AN HOUR? 
IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE!

PREMIERE OF WAGING CHANGE AT DOC NYC BRINGS FIGHT FOR ONE FAIR WAGE TO BIG SCREEN!



From L : Jim McSilver, editor; Abby Ginzberg, director; Diana Ramirez; Woong Chang; Nataki Rhodes; Fekkak Mamdouh; Saru Jayaraman; Cynthia Kane (DOC NYC moderator)

Waging Change premiered at DOC NYC, receiving a very warm response from the enthusiastic  sold out audience.  

Special thanks to all the people featured in the film who attended the premiere and joined us  on stage for the Q and A.

Thanks to DOC NYC for hosting the premiere and to our funders in attendance, Chi-hui Yang and Anna Wadia from the Ford Foundation and Nancy Blachman, from California.  We are grateful for the support we received from all of our interview subjects and our crew with a special shout out to editors, Marta Wohl and Jim McSilver, who enabled the film to cross the finish line in time for its debut.  We are proud to be telling the story of restaurant workers and others across the country who are fighting for One Fair Wage, #OneFairWage and for workplaces free of sexual harassment #MeToo.


If you do not know that federal tipped minimum wage is still $2.13 per hour, you need to see this film.  IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE!

Watch the WAGING CHANGE Film Trailer Below:
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WAGING CHANGE FILM SYNOPSIS
Waging Change shines a spotlight on the challenges faced by restaurant workers trying to feed themselves and their families off tips by intertwining stories of individuals, such as Nataki Rhodes of Chicago, Andrea Velasquez of Detroit and Wardell Harvey of New Orleans with the growing movement to end the tipped minimum wage. Featuring Saru Jayaraman, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the film reveals an American workers’ struggle hidden in plain sight-- the effort to end the federal tipped minimum wage of $2.13 for restaurant servers and bartenders and the #MeToo movement's efforts to end sexual harassment. Directed by Peabody award winner, Abby Ginzberg, Waging Change helps all consumers see the important role they have to play in ending this two-tiered wage system.
JOIN OUR NATIONAL ENGAGEMENT CAMPAIGN IN 2020!

We are planning a robust outreach and engagement campaign for the film in the coming months and will let you know where and when screenings will be taking place.  



Learn more about how you can become an engagement advocate in our PARTNER TOOL KIT and DOWNLOAD INCREASING IMPACT FORM  If you have ideas for screenings, please send an email to abby@socialactionmedia.com
 
Legendary actresses, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, are just two of the women advocating for a higher wage for restaurant workers nationwide. As part of the cast of Waging Change, they are strengthening the voices of the #OneFairWage movement.
 
"To be a healthy nation, every person who can work needs to earn enough money to support themselves and be treated with dignity, and let’s just start there." - Jane Fonda

"I feel great to be a part of this campaign... everything you do to work for other people in the world, to make their lives a little fuller, a little easier, a little more secure, it’s meaningful..."  - Lily Tomlin
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You can make a difference. It's time for a change!

Your donation will help support our national engagement campaign and educational outreach campaign. The film will be an invaluable asset in helping workers and organizations advocate for ONE FAIR WAGE across the country with support from leaders and advocates like Saru Jayaraman, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.With your support we hope to begin the national tour in 2020!

Make a Donation!
To make a tax-deductible donation to the film, please send a check made out to our non-profit sponsor, Kovno Communications.

Checks should be sent to Kovno Communications, 2600 Tenth Street, Suite 628, Berkeley, CA 94710. Please write Donation to Waging Change in memo line.  For more information, please contact Abby Ginzberg at 
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Major funding for the film has been provided by 


Steve Silberstein Foundation
Women Donors Network
La Fetra Foundation
The Fleishhacker Foundation
Nancy and Richard Robbins Family Foundation
Jules Bernstein and Linda Lipsett Charitable Fund
Roslyn Milstein Meyer and Jerry Meyer Foundation
Marci Rubin (in honor of Lillian and Hank Rubin)
Nancy Blachman
Alison Klairmont Lingo
and many other generous individuals

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