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Divided We Fall Film Showing

Protesters march outside Wisconsin's capitol in 2011 to speak up for worker's rights
Event Date: November 09, 2017 - 5 p.m.
Location: Wheatley Hall, 4th Floor, Labor Resource Center (Room 151)

Join the Labor Resource Center for a showing of Divided We Fall, the definitive documentary film about the Wisconsin uprising of 2011. The 2011 protests brought tens of thousands of people into the Wisconsin State Capitol to oppose Governor Scott Walker’s “budget repair bill,” a proposal that was designed to cripple the state’s public-sector unions by eliminating their ability to collectively bargain over pensions, health coverage, safety, hours, or sick leave. Divided We Fall explores the ensuing public rebellion, tracing the genesis of the largest sustained protest in U.S. history–and takes a critical look at the tensions that challenged the movement’s solidarity.  Walker’s right-wing salvo, which was quickly mimicked by conservatives across the country, as well as the popular backlash against it, have come to define the right’s assault on working people and labor unions during the past decade.  Come learn about this important moment in U.S. history. 

The film will be followed by a discussion with Courtney Derwinski, a union activist from Wisconsin, and Jeff Crosby, president of the North Shore Labor Council. Light refreshments will be served.

Watch the trailer: https://dividedwefall-movie.com/

"Divided We Fall" is written and directed by Katherine Acosta.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.