- General Information
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The conference will be conducted in English; Spanish interpretation will be provided for monolingual Spanish participants.
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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:
The UMass Labor Center invites you to join us November 8-10 for an exciting event, Visions of Labor: Film and Worker Voices. Together, as workers and social justice activists, we will watch and discuss new and classic labor films, along with worker-created videos, as we explore the power of worker stories and how these stories can be used to inspire reflection and spur creative action. You’ll also have the opportunity to get a sneak preview of a major labor film in-progress, and hear from the film’s award-winning director. The films and videos shown will reflect the diversity of the labor movement and working people, and our discussions together will highlight the many ways in which worker voices can be effectively heard.
CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE:
All showings and workshops will be in the UMass Amherst Campus Center, located at 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst MA 01003. Click the "Getting There" tab for additional information on logistics and travel.
Friday, November 8 – Informal Opening
5:00pm - 7:00pm: Early Registration
7:00pm - 9:00pm: Screening of Pride (Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khbz4ncVY9o)
9:15pm - 10:15pm: Screening of Wisconsin Rising (Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiPYZbl8peQ)
Saturday, November 9
8:00am - 9:00am: Registration and Tabling; light breakfast provided
9:00am - 9:20am: Opening Session, Visions of Labor - What Can We Learn from Films about Workers' Stories and Struggles?
9:30am - 12:40pm: Morning Film Viewing and Discussion - Participants will view one of these films, based on their registration choices, followed by a facilitated small group discussion of the film. (More detail about each film is listed in the Saturday Morning tab.) Film Choices:
At the River I Stand https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=xzRUwwRQzVc
and I Am Somebody https://vimeo.com/207819556 (shown together)
The Hand That Feeds https://vimeo.com/52870881
Union Time: Fighting for Workers’ Rights https://vimeo.com/203719104
12:40pm - 1:50pm: Lunch (provided)
1:50pm - 4:10pm: Afternoon Film Viewing and Discussion - Participants will view one of these films, based on their registration choices, followed by a facilitated small group discussion of the film. (More detail about each film is listed in the Saturday Afternoon tab.)
Dear Walmart https://vimeo.com/151885364
Workers Republic https://vimeo.com/30874094 and Flint Sit-In (short film, no trailer available)
4:20pm - 6:30pm: Sneak Preview of 9 to 5: The Story of a Movement by Oscar-nominated filmmakers, Julia Reichert & Steven Bognar. Guest speakers:Julia Reichert and early 9 to 5 leader, Kim Cook.
6:30pm - 8:00pm: Dinner (on your own)
6:30pm - 7:45pm: Event for Labor Center alums in Campus Center, details TBA, followed by showing of American Factory
8:00pm - 10:00pm: Screening: American Factory (Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m36QeKOJ2Fc)
Sunday, November 10
8:00am - 9:00am: Light breakfast provided
9:00am - 9:20am: Opening Session, The Power of Workers Voices - How Do We Capture, Preserve, and Use Workers' Stories?
9:30am - 10:20am: Workshop session 1
10:35am - 11:25am: Workshop session 2
11:35am - 12:00pm: Closing Session, Where Do We Go From Here?