April 30: Councilwoman – Documentary Film Showing

Join NoCo 50-50, Colorado 50-50, the League of Women Voters of Larimer County, Fuerza Latina, Alianza NORCO, the Women and Gender Collaborative at CSU, CSU Straayer Center for Public Service Leadership, and Foothills Unitarian Church at the Colorado premiere of Councilwoman. This exciting new documentary will inspire you! The film will be followed by a discussion.

Total Running Time: 56:53 – Spanish/English with English subtitles

Film synopsis: Politicians aren’t often full-time hotel housekeepers, grandmothers, union members and immigrants working service jobs. But Carmen Castillo changes that when she wins a seat on the City Council in Providence, Rhode Island. Carmen Castillo is a Dominican City Councilwoman who maintains her job cleaning hotel rooms, as she takes on her new role in politics. She faces skeptics who say she doesn’t have the education to govern, the power of corporate interests who take a stand against her fight for a $15/hourly wage in the City, and a tough re-election against two contenders—all of this while balancing the challenges of managing a full-time job cleaning hotel rooms, and a personal relationship. It’s a journey behind the scenes of politics after the victory.

Thursday, April 30, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Foothills Unitarian Church
1815 Yorktown Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80526

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