interviews for GRRRL! feature length documentary booked all the way through November, including Corin Tucker, Jody Bleyle, Patty Schemel, and so many others we’re excited about. Meanwhile here’s the documentary short version that’s been traveling with the Alien She art exhibit, and it screened at a bunch of festivals~
I could be demure like
girls who are soft for
boys who are fearful of
getting an earful
but i gotta rock!
Are you or were you involved in riot grrrl L.A. then or now? IF you aren’t already in touch with film director Vega Darling please get in touch with me as interviews for the feature length of GRRRL! are being scheduled now~
Official poster for our documentary about Los Aldeanos.
Short from the riot grrrl documentary GRRRL now in production. This short screens as part of Alien She, the first comprehensive museum exhibit about riot grrrl traveling around America for three years.
Sept. 21, 2013 – Feb. 16, 2014
Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
March 7 – April 27, 2014
Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 24, 2014 – Jan. 25, 2015
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Feb. 15 - May 17, 2015
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Sept. 3 – Nov. 27, 2015
Pacific Northwest College of Art: Feldman Gallery & Project Space, Portland, OR
McDonald’s worker arrested after telling company president she can’t afford shoes.
"A woman who has been employed by the McDonald’s Corporation for over 10 years says she was arrested last week after she confronted the company president at a meeting and told him she couldn’t afford to buy shoes or food for her children.
Nancy Salgado, 26, told The Real News that she felt like she had to speak out during McDonald’s USA President Jeff Stratton’s speech at the Union League Club of Chicago on Friday for the sake of her children.
“It’s really hard for me to feed my two kids and struggle day to day,” she shouted as Stratton was speaking. “Do you think this is fair, that I have to be making $8.25 when I’ve worked for McDonald’s for ten years?”
“I’ve been there for forty years,” Stratton replied from the podium.
“The thing is that I need a raise. But you’re not helping your employees. How is this possible?” Salgado asked.
At that point, someone approached Salgado and informed her that she was going to be arrested.
She later recalled the encounter to The Real News’ Jessica Desvarieux.
“The strength was very powerful, like, just remembering the face of my kids, like I say, you know, just simple things like I can’t provide a pair of shoes like everybody else does, sometimes every month, or anything like that,” she said. “And he needs to know we are what all the employees at McDonald’s are going through. We’re struggling day to day to provide our needs in our houses, things for our kids. And it’s just–it gets harder and harder with just the poverty wage they have us living in.”
“They just told me, you know, well, you’re being under arrest because you just interrupted, you trespassed the property. You’re just going to go to jail,” Salgado added. “And what I remember just telling them, ‘well, like, so, because I have to speak out my mind and I had to tell the president the poverty wage I’m living in, that’s just against the law?’ You know, just be able to speak up your mind and say, you know what, I can’t survive with $8.25? It’s just — it’s ridiculous that I’m going to get arrested. You know.”
Salgado, who is still working at McDonald’s, said she had her hours cut following the arrest and feared further retaliation.
“The CEOs make millions and billions a year and why can’t they provide enough for their employees?” she wondered.”
I think that this is beyond awful for many reasons. People can’t afford to live off of the wages that they are given currently, and can’t even speak out against it. I know tumblr is great for spreading important news like this, so please help me get the word out to support this woman.
this is terrifying