Day Laborers Double as Traveling Theater Troupe

Here is an excerpt from an interesting Fox News article about day laborers who put on street performances to teach other day laborers about their rights:

Most days, they are construction workers and painters and maids.

But twice a year, this group of day laborers morphs into actors in a traveling street theater troupe that performs at the very job centers where they and others gather to seek work across Southern California.

Blending at-times bawdy humor with a serious message about employer abuses, the Los Angeles-based Day Laborer Theater Without Borders has helped teach illegal immigrants with little education or knowledge of the law about their rights in this country.

Played by another laborer, the English-barking suit-wearing boss admired the woman from behind while she scrubbed the floor — drawing laughter from the nearly all-male audience. But when he propositioned her and threatened to call immigration if she dared report him to police, the workers watching the show grew more serious.

I'm glad that someone is taking the time to educate these workers about their rights, but I wish many more would take the time to write their legislators and the president and demand immigration reform that respects everyone's individual rights!

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