Part one of the WCAT film series The Power of Working People finished last week at the Student Center Auditorium at Eastern Michigan University with the final screening of With Babies and Banners: The Story of the Women’s Emergency Brigade. The event turned out about 50 students and community members that had the opportunity to discuss the film, and the labor and Occupy movements with Dr. Greg Barak (Professor of Criminology and Sociology), Dr. Mehmet Yaya (Professor of Labor Economics), and Dr. Howard Bunsis (President of the AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress).
This month the WCAT will screen Charles Ferguson’s Inside Job (2010) – a documentary about “the systemic corruption of the United States by the financial services industry and the consequences of that systemic corruption.” The first screening will take place this Sunday at Cafe Ambrosia – 326 Maynard St., Ann Arbor from 3:00-5:30. UM Political Economist Tom Weisskopf will facilitate discussion following the film.
This will be followed by a screening at Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker from 6:30-9:00 on Monday, November 7th featuring UM Political Economist Frank Thompson (FB RSVP) and again at Mason Hall (Room 3411 at UM Campus) from 7:00-9:30 featuring Lecturer in Sociology Ian Robinson (FB RSVP).
With the Occupy movement taking off across the country and in Michigan you won’t want to miss the opportunity to see this important film and discuss it with your community!