Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Americans in Struggle









Philadelphia Unemployment Project is about to begin the second year of the Americans
in Struggle Film Series. This year they have another inspirational and diverse set
of films to show. There is no charge for the films, but donations will be accepted.

Americans in Struggle


Film series presenting some of the great battles for justice and equality in American
history

Tuesdays 6 pm- 112 N. Broad St. 2ndFloor

Refreshments from 5:30- Brief discussion following the film

Bridge to Freedom 9/25- 

The story of the bloody Selma, Alabama civil rights campaign
to win the right to vote for African Americans, which horrified the nation and led
to passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

The Wobblies 10/9-

Documentary on the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) who worked
to win one big union for all working people in the early part of the 20th century.
The Wobblies fought for the 8 hour day and organized farm workers, miners, loggers,
longshoremen, maritime workers and others without regard to class, race or ethnic
origin. They were forerunners to the industrial unionization which was led by the
CIO in the 30s, 40s and 50s.

Egalite for All-

Toussaint Louverture & the Haitian Revolution 10/23- The only successful
slave insurrection in modern history. It took place between 1791 and 1804, in concert
with the French Revolution and traumatized American plantation owners while creating
a Black led nation.

Stonewall Uprising 10/30- 

In 1969 gay men and women finally fought back against
ongoing police harassment following a raid on the Stonewall, a New York City bar
and launched the world-wide gay rights movement. The film documents the first
historic battle for gay liberation.


Union Maids 11/13- 

Inspirational story of three women who took part in the labor
struggles of the 1930s that led to the creation of the CIO and mass unionization
of the nation's workers.

Let Freedom Sing 11/27-

How music inspired the civil rights movement. The documentary
shows how people sang to get courage in the face of grave danger. The story of the
civil rights movement as never told before, featuring artists such as Mahalia Jackson,
Pete Seeger, Curtis Mayfield and Public Enemy.

Sponsored by the Philadelphia Unemployment Project, Philadelphia AFL-CIO, Coalition
of Labor Union Women, Bread and Roses Community Fund, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists,
list in formation

For more information call 215-557-0822

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