Feb 9, 2011

Fwd: Exhibition of Labor Movement Videos - Feb. 15: H72.1800.001.FA10

From: Rhiannon S Bettivia <rsb343@nyu.edu>

Exhibition of Labor Movement Videos - Feb. 15:

Part Six of the Deep Dish TV series DIY Media: Movement Perspectives on Critical Moments

Feb. 15, 2011, 7-10 pm.
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre
1 Washington Place

After achieving arguably the peak of its power in the 1970s, the labor movement began a long slow decline that still continues to this day; one whose impacts have been felt by all working people, organized or not. What were the reasons for this decline, and how have activists and organizers fought against this tide? How has the story of labor been told by the mainstream media and how does this story differ from the one lived by those involved, and told by grassroots media producers? What challenges does the new media environment create for the labor movement and how should they respond?

"Labor on the Edge" will examine the recent history of the labor movement, both in the United States and internationally, as seen through videos and films that were generated through the labor movement and its allies. As neoliberal economic polices take hold, and Free Trade is sold to the American people, workers face wage cuts, unsafe working conditions, and job losses. They respond with strikes, education campaigns, new alliances, and the beginnings of a more internationally focused labor movement.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Simin Farkhondeh, film professor and former producer of Labor at the Crossroads; Ari Paul, editor of The Unionist and frequent contributor to The Nation and Z magazine; Daniel Gross, labor lawyer and director of Brandworkers; and Andrew Ross, NYU professor of Social and Cultural Analysis. Mark Read, NYU professor of Media Studies, will moderate. The panelists will discuss the recent trajectory of the labor movement, current challenges to that movement and the role that media plays in shaping the discourse around labor justice.

Feb. 15, 2011 from 7-10 pm.
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre
1 Washington Place
New York, NY

Sponsored by the Community Learning Initiative at the
Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University
For more information contact Deep Dish TV
Phone: 212 473 8933
E-mail: outreach@deepdishtv.org
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