In celebration of Frances Perkins Day. Adelphi University will host a film Screening of Food Chains with a Panel discussion to follow
we will screen films commemorating the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Memorial, as well as linking this history to the current struggle in Bangladesh against ongoing deadly sweatshop conditions for garment workers. Two new films, Tears in the Fabric and Tangled Thread will be shown , as well as two new shorts from Pakistan about women fighting to organize in the accessory industry.
This night we will screen a short, The Overpass Light Brigade, about creating "the people's bandwidth." The feature film that night will be a brand new film on the horse carriage controversy in NYC, called Working Horses. The directors will be present for Q &A.
Please join New York City labor leaders, activists and all who share our vision for creating a better world to a reception to view the exhibit on November 12 at the American Folk Art Museum. Highlights of this magnificent show include “The Great Strike, Lawrence 1912,” “New York City,” and “Family Supper.”
The Workers Institute is arranging a screening and discussion for the Acclaimed documentary Miners Shot Down, about the miner strike in South Africa in 2012. The director of Miners Shot Down will participate in a Q & A afterwards to talk about what the film means for working people in New York and the world.