1938: A Year in the Life of Three Women, Anarchists, Prostitutes & "The Wobblies" Movie Screening

01/20/2012 7:00 pm
author: 
solidarity

Friday, Jan. 20, 2012
7pm
at Centro Cultural de la Raza (2004 Park Blvd, San Diego 92101)

Performance artist Dr. Emily Hicks (SDSU) performs "1938: A Year in the Life of Three Women, Anarchists, Prostitutes"
Plus a screening of the 1979 documentary "The Wobblies".

Solidarity! All for One and One for All!” With that slogan, the Industrial Workers of the World, aka the Wobblies, took to organizing unskilled workers into one big union and changing the course of history. Along the way to winning an eight-hour workday and fair wages in the early 20th century, the Wobblies were one of the few unions to be racially and sexually integrated and often met with imprisonment, violence, and the privations of prolonged strikes. This award-winning film airs a provocative look at the forgotten American history of this most radical of unions, screening the unforgettable and still-fiery voices of Wobbly members — lumberjacks, migratory workers, and silk weavers — in their 70s, 80s, and 90s.

Eerily echoing current times, THE WOBBLIES boldly investigates a nation torn by naked corporate greed and the red-hot rift between the industrial masters and the rabble-rousing workers in the field and factory. Replete with gorgeous archival footage, the film pays tribute to American workers who took the ideals of equality and free speech seriously enough to die for them.

Trailer- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHqkSglXekg

Event Location: 
Centro Cultural de la Raza (2004 Park Blvd, San Diego 92101)




The Wobblies Poster