My good friends at the Washtenaw Community Action Team are hosting a film series and social forum called “The Power of Working People”. Their announcement follows. Highly recommended!
The Power of Working People
The Washtenaw Community Action Team (WCAT) announces — The Power of Working People – A Film Series and Social Forum. The Power of Working People will take place over October and November at several Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti locations.
The Power of Working People responds to the attack on the rights and welfare of working people, the unemployed and students in our Washtenaw County communities and the State of Michigan.
The Film Series
The film series will explore the history of labor in Michigan and critically examine the causes and fallout of the 2008 financial crisis. The films will screen at several Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti locations and feature guest facilitators and Q&A session.
With Babies and Banners: The Story of the Women’s Emergency Brigade
(1977, dir. L. Gray)
This Academy Award nominated documentary tells the story of Genora Johnson and the Women’s Emergency Brigade and their crucial role in the success of the Great Flint Sit Down Strike of 1936-7.
October 11th / Kalamazoo Room Michigan League – UM Campus / 7:00-9:00pm / FB RSVP
October 16th / Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker /2:00-4:30pm / FB RSVP
October 23rd / Cafe Ambrosia – 326 Maynard St., Ann Arbor /3:00-5:30pm / FB RSVP
October 24th / Student Center Auditorium – Eastern Michigan University / 7:00-10:00pm / FB RSVP
(2010, C. Ferguson)
Winner of the 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary, Inside Job examines the policies and practices that precipitated the collapse of financial institutions in the United States.
November 3rd / UM Union – Pond Room / 8:00-10:30pm / FB RSVP
November 6th / Cafe Ambrosia – 326 Maynard St., Ann Arbor / 3:00-5:30pm / FB RSVP
November 7th / Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker / 6:30-9:00pm / FB RSVP
A Social Forum on Rebuilding Working People’s Power (November 15th @ 7pm, Location TBD)
The panelists will explore how the political class and big business have exploited the economic crisis to push anti-worker policies at all levels of government. The forum will also feature reports from social justice and community organizations, union leaders and students.
Featured panelists include:
Jane Slaughter (LaborNotes, Labor Journalist & Activist )
Maureen Taylor (Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, 2010 US Social Forum organizer)
Tom Weisskopf (Professor of Economics – University of Michigan)
Click HERE for a downloadable flyer (pdf).
The Washtenaw Community Action Team (WCAT) is part of an AFL-CIO and We Are the People statewide initiative to bridge local labor, community groups and individuals to organize coordinated action against state legislation that threatens a decent standard of life for Michigan workers and families.
Visit our website for more information @ http://www.washtenawcat.org/
Visit our main event page on Facebook