LA Film showing: Salt of the Earth

January 05, 2018 at 7:30pm - 10:30pm

The struggle for rights on the job has escalated significantly in the past 30 years, continuing to today, where workers still suffer crippling low wages, high living costs, job insecurity, the growing dominance of part-time work and the head-on attacks on union rights. Workers' fightback has been there from the beginning, and today is no exception.

However daunting continuing our resistance and the defense of our rights may seem, it stems from an inspiring history which must be told, shared and studied.

One key struggle was the Empire Zinc Strike carried out by Native American and Latino workers in New Mexico in 1951. Salt of the Earth tells that story and was consequently blacklisted in McCarthyist America. It has the distinction of being the only film to ever be banned in the U.S. The mine workers' strike should inspire us today, as well as the filmmakers who lost their careers in the McCarthyist witch hunt. Join us Friday, January 5th for a screening of Salt of the Earth and a discussion on the workers' movement today.

Red and Purple line to Wilshire/Vermont Station. Limited parking on Westmoreland/8th. A parking attendant will be available to assist as needed.

30 RSVPS
Michael Wang Joey Juarez Mike Crime Lisa Santillanes Brien Southward Jorge O. Mulgado-Valenzuela Norma Esthela Michael Porter Porter Sheeps Oaix Drew Nutter Joseph Delaplaine Douglas Kauffman Abraham Marquez Gonzalez Victor Leonel Quintero Joe Hunter Steven Powers John Prysner Robin Potash Melina Rodriguez Angel Rolland Yuliy Dubovyk Raphael Dreyfuss Esmeralda Loreto Nay Díaz Ronnie Ramos Go Carolyn Anthony Vetsforpaz Matthew J. Medrano Claudia Drdul Kellen McGuire

Who's RSVPing

Michael Wang
Joey Juarez
Mike Crime
Lisa Santillanes
Brien Southward
Jorge O. Mulgado-Valenzuela
Norma Esthela
Michael Porter Porter
Sheeps Oaix
Drew Nutter
Joseph Delaplaine
Douglas Kauffman
Abraham Marquez Gonzalez
Victor Leonel Quintero
Joe Hunter
Steven Powers
John Prysner
Robin Potash
Melina Rodriguez
Angel Rolland
Yuliy Dubovyk
Raphael Dreyfuss
Esmeralda Loreto
Nay Díaz
Ronnie Ramos
Go Carolyn
Anthony Vetsforpaz
Matthew J. Medrano
Claudia Drdul
Kellen McGuire

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