Past Event


A Reel Progress Screening and Discussion

Landmark's E Street Cinema (E Street between 10th & 11th Streets, NW)
10:30 PM - 12:30 AM EDT

Unite Here! Reflective Democracy Campaign Cross Currents Foundation Logos

The award-winning documentary “Councilwoman” chronicles the jampacked days, nights, and weekends of Carmen Castillo, a full-time hotel housekeeper and Dominican immigrant in Rhode Island who is also serving her second term on the Providence City Council. As she juggles hard work, the challenges of home life, and a part-time career in politics, her story gives new meaning to the idea of “doing it all” and raises serious questions about the barriers that remain to the political empowerment of working people.

Please join the Center for American Progress’ Reel Progress program, the Women Donors Network’s Reflective Democracy Campaign, UNITE HERE, and the CrossCurrents Foundation for a screening of “Councilwoman” at Landmark’s E Street Cinema on July 17 at 6:30 p.m. ET. The screening will be followed by a short panel discussion.

Distinguished guests:
Carmen Castillo, Councilwoman, Providence City Council
Margo Guernsey, Director, “Councilwoman”
Brenda Choresi Carter, Director, the Reflective Democracy Campaign
Susan Valentine, Political Director, Locals 362 and 737, UNITE HERE

Judith Warner, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Note: this screening will be held at the Landmark E Street Cinema, located on E Street between 10th & 11th Streets, NW.