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        Made in L.A.: Examine Labor Practices in the Garment Industry

        This lesson is designed to be used in conjunction with the film Made in L.A., a film that follows the struggle of three Latina immigrants working for fair labor conditions in Los Angeles's garment factories. Note: This film has bilingual subtitles throughout and is fully accessible to English and Spanish speakers. This lesson compares current conditions in the garment industry with those at the turn of the 20th century.

        Made in L.A.: Maria (Clip 1 of 5)

        In this clip, a Mexican immigrant and garment worker talks about the working conditions in the garment factory.

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        Made in L.A.: Pyramid of Power (Clip 2 of 5)

        In this clip, garment worker and organizer Lupe builds a "Pyramid of Power" to illustrate how workers can become powerful by uniting together.

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        Made in L.A.: Who is Responsible for Sweatshop Conditions? (Clip 3 of 5)

        In this clip, garment workers announce a lawsuit against a clothing retailer, demanding unpaid minimum wages.

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        Made in L.A.: Modern Sweatshop (Clip 4 of 5)

        In this clip, workers who make clothes for Forever 21 talk about the sub-minimum wage pay and the poor working conditions.

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        Made in L.A.: Lupe Visits Ellis Island (Clip 5 of 5)

        In this clip, garment worker and organizer Lupe visits the Museum of Immigration on Ellis Island and learns more about the history of immigration and sweatshops in the United States.

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