Presenting: The Binghamton Social Justice and Labor Film SeriesPosted: October 28, 2015
When: Doors open at 6:30 pm, event starts at 7pm, every Thursday through November 5th
Where: The Bundy Museum of Art and History Annex 129 Main Street Binghamton 13905
Series Sponsors: The Student-Labor Alliance, Bundy Museum of History and Art, Binghamton University Parents Collective, BU Sociology Department, United University Professions, PM Press, Broome-Tioga Green Party, Southern Tier Occupational Health Clinic, The People’s Press, Grotta Azzurra Italian Resturant
Cost: Entry and food are free
The Binghamton Social Justice and Labor Film Series brings together documentaries, activists, scholars, and area residents interested in social justice and labor struggles around the world in order to foster critical participation in our community. Events focus on themes from racial justice, revolutionary movements, the lives of working peoples, to labor struggles.
Each event is free and features free dinner-worthy food, a film, and a question-and-answer style conversation following the film. Speakers include local and out-of-town activists, university students and faculty, and filmmakers. If you have any questions contact Andy Pragacz at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Oct. 22nd: “Paths to Freedom”
“Paths to Freedom” tells the David and Goliath story of how the Namibian people took up arms against South Africa in 1966, and traces the origins of nationalism in Namibia, as peasants and contract workers revolted against being made slaves in their own country. PhD student Toivo Asheeke, BU Sociology, will facilitate discussion and answer questions following the film.
Oct. 29th: “The Black Panthers: Vanguards of the Revolution”
“The Black Panthers: Vanguards of the Revolution” is the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure trove of rare archival footage with the voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, and Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it. Featuring Kathleen Cleaver, Jamal Joseph, and many others, “The Black Panthers: Vanguards of the Revolution” is an essential history and a vibrant chronicle of this pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America.
Nov. 5th: “The Hands that Feed”
At a popular bakery-café, residents of New York’s Upper East Side get bagels and coffee served with a smile 24 hours a day. But behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sublegal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers who fire them for calling in sick. Mild-mannered sandwich maker Mahoma Lopez has never been interested in politics, but in January 2012, he convinces a small group of his co-workers to fight back. Risking deportation and the loss of livelihood, the workers team up with a diverse crew of innovative young organizers and take the unusual step of forming their own independent union. In the year that follows they must overcome a lockout and a divided community, but whatever happens, Mahoma and his coworkers will never be exploited again.