Saturday, April 9, 2011, 3:00–5:30pmChicago Temple77 West Washington, Chicago
Featuring a Keynote Address By:
U.S. Rep. John Conyers, Jr., (D-MI)
Sponsor of HR870, "Humphrey-Hawkins 21st Century Full Employment and Training Act"
Jesus G. Garcia, Cook County Commissioner, 7th District
Join progressive leaders and activists to discuss strategies for defending our rights to earn, learn, and live in dignity. In the wake of the all-out attack against workers' rights and against programs that help our communities, it is more important than ever to come together across movements and push to realize a vision of FDR's "Second Bill of Rights." Panelists will discuss a roadmap to fight back and push for progressive priorities including ending wars and militarism; enhancing workers' rights; and developing economic policies that promote jobs and communities instead of corporate profits.
Emcee: Lori Challinor – DuPage Peace through Justice Coalition
Opening Remarks: Jesus G. Garcia – Cook County Commissioner (7th District)
Adrienne Alexander – Policy & Legislative Specialist, AFSCME Council 31
Bill Barclay – Chicago Political Economy Group, Democratic Socialists of America
Judge William Cousins (ret.) – Member of the Board and Former Political Action Committee Chairperson for South Side NAACP
Bamshad Mobasher – United for Peace & Justice, Oak Park Coalition for Truth & Justice
Keynote: John Conyers, Jr. – U.S. House of Representative (D-MI)"Towards a New New Deal: A 21st Century Full Employment Act"
Organized by: New New Deal Project
Center for New Deal Studies – Roosevelt University, Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Chicago Coalition Against War & Racism, Chicago Jobs with Justice, Chicago Political Economy Group, Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace and Justice, Democratic Socialists of America (Chicago and Detroit), DuPage Peace through Justice Coalition, Lincoln Park Neighbors United for Peace, North Side Action for Justice, North Suburban Peace Initiative, Oak Park Coalition for Truth and Justice, portoluz, Progressive Democrats of America-Chicago, SOUL, South Austin Coalition Community Council, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, West Suburban Faith-based PEACE Coalition
Following the showing there will be a presentation by Nancy Jones, Executive Director of Chicago
Fair Trade, and Q & A and open discussion.
Light refreshments are served.
2010. 47 min. http://www.thedarksideofchocolate.org
FULL SIGNAL is a gripping film that interviews scientists, journalists, activists, lawyers and lawmakers in ten countries and six American states to uncover what is known and unknown about the wireless health effects, look at how cellular technology is impacting individuals and communities around the world, and investigate the collision of health versus financial interests.
The showing will be followed by a brief presentation by Marne Glaser, long time wireless precaution advocate and member of the International Campaign for Cell Phone Safety, and Q & A.
2010. (61 min.) http://www.fullsignalmovie.com/
A film by Andrew Friend, Workers’ Republic documents the heroic struggle of a group of ordinary working people to defend their rights. For six days in December of 2008, laid-off Chicago factory workers at Republic Windows took over their closing workplace, declaring they would not leave until the owners and creditors agreed to pay them the severance they were owed. Republic’s credit line had been cut off by a large national bank that had just received billions of dollars in federal bank bailout money. In the process, the workers exposed the greed of bosses and banks for the world to see. Though the plant was ultimately closed, the workers succeeded in many of their goals and demonstrated the power of their conviction, courage, and unity.
Workers’ Republic is the winner of a John Michaels Human Rights Film Award.
The showing will be followed by presentations by filmmaker Andrew Friend and by Kari Lydersen, Chicago-based journalist, author, and journalism instructor. Q&A and open discussion.
2010. 33 min. www.workersrepublic.tv
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Look for us in the fall.