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Past Event

Waging Change: Abby Ginzberg and Saru Jayaraman

Director Abby Ginzberg is a Bay Area original; her films highlight struggles of race and social justice. Her new film Waging Change is having its San Francisco premiere at the Castro Theatre on March 22. It features Saru Jayaraman (Chronicle Visionary of the Year), Lily Tomlin, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, and Jane Fonda, who have been working tirelessly for One Fair Wage, a campaign to end the sub-minimum wage for tip workers (which is currently just $2.13 per hour).

A Peabody award winner, Ginzberg's recent work includes And Then They Came for Us, about the connection between the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WW II and the current Muslim travel ban; and Agents of Change, which examines the untold story of racial conditions on college campuses that led to a successful struggle for black studies.

March 12, 2020

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Max Thelen Boardroom
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Abby Ginzberg

Director, Waging Change, And Then They Came for Us and Agents of Change

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Saru Jayaraman

President, @onefairwage; Director, UC Berkeley Food Labor Research Center; Author, Forked; Twitter @SaruJayaraman

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Michelle Meow

Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show" (Radio and KBCW/KPIX TV); Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Co-Moderator

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John Zipperer

Producer and Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable; Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club—Co-Moderator


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