At the River I Stand: Black History Month Film Showing
Monday, February 25, 2008, 7:30 p.m.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the 1968 Memphis sanitation workers strike. This film shows how the determination of low-paid Black workers transformed a local labor dispute into a pivotal point in the civil rights and union movements. It brought Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis where he was assassinated defending the right to union representation and an end to racist treatment on the job.
Today we see increased racial violence, government harassment of civil rights era radicals like the San Francisco Eight, and attacks on labor unions. The film’s riveting portrait of the strength and resolve of ordinary people will inspire viewers to re-dedicate themselves to fighting for full racial and economic justice.
Door donation -3. Southern-style supper, with vegetarian option, served at 6:30 p.m. for an .00 donation. (Low income and work exchanges available.) The meeting is at Solidarity Hall, 2170 W. Washington Blvd., L.A. (Off the 10 freeway, bus line #30, 31.)
Auspices: Freedom Socialist Party • www.socialism.com
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