Upcoming Events

 

June 19, 2018: 6-8 p.m.

Busboys and Poets: Takoma

235 Carroll St NW
Washington, DC 20012
PHONE:
202-726-0856

Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | June 19, 2018 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bread & Roses is a monthly labor series that features a variety of events focused on workers and organized labor. Each month brings a new topic through interactive discussions, film screenings, and performances. This Month: “Hog Wild: The Battle for Workers’ Rights at the World’s Largest Slaughterhouse” Book talk with author Lynn Waltz & Smithfield organizer Gene Bruskin

 

June 20, 2018: 7:15 p.m.

The Naro Expanded Cinema

Wed, June 20 at 7:15pm – ‘New Non-Fiction Film’

Bernie Sanders inspired a generation – but who inspired him? Most people in America don’t know that the contemporary political movement to address income inequality began over 100 years ago with Debs… the culmination of five years of research and production. Its inspiration was the use of the word “socialist” as a political epithet, and Strom wanted to define and contextualize the term. In doing so, his film traces the history of American populism with the man who inspired progressive ideas – from FDR’s New Deal to Bernie’s presidential campaign. Here is an objective but passionate history of the movement as founded and championed by Debs, a movement that continues to have an impact on our lives today. (97 mins)

Post-film discussion:
Al Markowitz is a columnist for Veer and the publisher of the national quarterly of working class poetry ‘The Blue Collar Review’. Read Al’s critique of the movie here.
Lynn Waltz is the author of ‘Hog Wild: The Battle for Workers’ Rights at the World’s Largest Slaughterhouse’.

“… poignantly captures the courage and conviction of one man driven by an all-consuming moral mission to elevate the masses, speak truth to power and change the world. And almost 100 years after his death, the ideas he was imprisoned and ridiculed for (by the establishment class), are fueling the progressive movement of the 21st century proving that a vision laced with truth and hope never dies.” – Nina Turner, President, ‘Our Revolution’

Click here to visit official film site.

June 26, 2018: 6-8 p.m.

Busboys and Poets: Shirlington
4251 South Campbell Avenue
Arlington, VA 22206
PHONE:
703-379-9757

Shirlington | Robeson Room | June 26, 2018 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bread & Roses is a monthly labor series that features a variety of events focused on workers and organized labor. Each month brings a new topic through interactive discussions, film screenings, and performances. This Month: “Hog Wild: The Battle for Workers’ Rights at the World’s Largest Slaughterhouse” Book talk with author Lynn Waltz & Smithfield organizer Gene Bruskin.

 

July 21: 2 p.m.

Mary D. Pretlow Library

111 W Ocean View Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503

Author readings and discussion.

 

Aug. 8: 2-3 pm.

Afternoon Conversations

Co-hosted by the Suffolk Public Library and the Suffolk Nansemond Historical Society

Phillips-Dawson House 137 Bank St. Suffolk, A.