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How Hotel Workers Fought For a Union -- And Won

Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies and The Nation Magazine present ‘What does a feminism for the 99% look like? Ask the hotel housekeepers who unionized a Doubletree hotel owned by Harvard. These women fought the first female president of Harvard to gain a union. They asked Sheryl Sandberg to “lean in” with them, to no effect. The class divide in feminism is dramatized in this film about their struggle, directed by Rebecca Rojer and produced by The Nation magazine.

Panelists:
 
Julia Ott is Associate Professor in the History of Capitalism and the co-director of the Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies at the New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College at the New School.

Sarah Leonard is features editor at The Nation and editor-at-large at Dissent. She is co-editor of The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for the New Century.

Rebecca R. Rojer is an independent filmmaker and artist. Her nonfiction work has been published by JacobinThe New Inquiry, and The Nation. Her short film Ashley/Amber, featuring actress and immigration activist Diane Guerrero in her first starring role, premiered at the Berlinale in 2011. 

Indigo Olivier is a student at Eugene Lang College at the New School.

Margot Bouman is Assistant Professor of Visual Culture at The New School

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