January 26, 2021

"American Made: Union Built" film-screening hosted by the American Labor Museum on Saturday, February 27th, 2021 at 2PM

Haledon, New Jersey - On Saturday, February 27th, 2021 at 2PM, the American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark cordially invites the general public to join the American Made:  Union Built film-screening and discussion with filmmakers Jacinta Filiaci and Daniela (Dany) Zavala.  The Museum will host this virtual program via ZOOM.  To register, please call the Museum at (973) 595-7953 or email labormuseum@gmail.com so that a link to the ZOOM program can be emailed to registrants.

American Made:  Union Built (2019) was created through the Our Community Voices Program, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University.  It presents a look at today's labor union movement.

Jacinta Filiaci is an Indonesian-American now residing in California.  She has always been interested in working on social issues which lead her to creating this short documentary on Labor Unions with a talented team while a university student.  The organizers inspired her so much that she is now training to become a rep at Laborer's International Union of North America (LIUNA.)

Daniela (Dany) Zavala is a first generation American from Orange County, California.  Their interest in labor politics/organization stared out as a passion for issues of equality.  This led to their involvement with a short documentary film about American labor unions, in their fourth year of undergraduate studies.  On of their biggest focuses is on alternative business models, specifically worker self-directed enterprises or worker cooperatives.

The Botto House National Landmark, home of the American Labor Museum, is located at 83 Norwood Street, Haledon, New Jersey.  It was the meeting place for over 20,000 silk mill workers during the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike.  The Museum offers a free lending library, restored period rooms, changing exhibits, Museum Store, Old World Gardens, educational programs and special events.  The Museum's hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9AM-5PM.  Tours are offered Wednesday through Saturday from 1-4PM and by appointment.  For further information, please visit the Museum's website www.labormuseum.net or contact the Museum at (973) 595-7953 or email labormuseum@gmail.com.