Film Series and Social Forum: The Power of Working People

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 sessions.

Inside Job  (2010, C. Ferguson)

“Inside Job (2010) is a documentary film about the late-2000s financial crisis directed by Charles H. Ferguson. The film was screened at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival in May and won the 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Ferguson has described the film as being about ‘the systemic corruption of the United States by the financial services industry and the consequences of that systemic corruption.’ In five parts, the film explores how changes in the policy environment and banking practices helped create the financial crisis. Inside Job was well received by film critics who praised its pacing, research, and exposition of complex material.” (Inside Job entry,


November 6th /3:00-5:00pm / Cafe Ambrosia / Facebook RSVP 

Featuring – Political Economist, Tom Weisskopf (UM)

November 7th / 6:30-8:30pm / Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker /Facebook RSVP

Featuring – Political Economist, Frank Thompson (UM)

November 9th / 8:00-10:00pm / UM Mason Hall 3411 Facebook RSVP

Featuring – Lecturer in Sociology, Ian Robinson (UM)

A Social Forum on Rebuilding Working People’s Power 

November 15th @ 7pm, Kalamazoo Room @ Michigan League (UM Campus)

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 (LaborNotesLabor Journalist & Activist)

Maureen Taylor (Michigan Welfare Rights Organization2010 US Social Forum)

Tom Weisskopf (Political Economist – University of Michigan)

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