WCAT Presents The Power of Working People – A Film Series and Social Forum

WCAT announces The Power of Working People: A Film Series and Social Forum to be held during the months of October and November.

The Power of Working People responds to the attack on the rights and welfare of working people, the unemployed and students in our communities in Washtenaw County and in the State of Michigan as a whole.

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.

Each film will include a special guest that will provide a brief introduction to the film and facilitate a question and answer session following the screening.

Guest Facilitators include:

Gregg Barak (Sociology and Criminology @ EMU)

Ian Robinson (Sociology @ University of Michigan-Ann Arbor)

Frank Thompson (Political Economist @ University of Michigan-Ann Arbor)

Tom Weisskopf (Political Economist @ University of Michigan-Ann Arbor)

Social Forum: Rebuilding Working People’s Power

The social forum will feature

Jane Slaughter (Labor Journalist and Activist @ LaborNotes )

Maureen Taylor (Michigan Welfare Rights Organization2010 US Social Forum)

Tom Weisskopf (Political Economist @ University of Michigan-Ann Arbor)

The panelists will explore how the political class and big business have exploited the economic crisis to push anti-worker policies at the local, state and federal level.

The forum will also feature representatives from local social justice and community organizations, union leaders and students reporting on how they are fighting back.

For more information go to Get Involved > Film Series and Social Form: The Power of Working People.

Visit the Facebook Event Page 

Click Here for Flyer – PWPFLYER

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