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|Film: At the River I Stand|
|Date||Tuesday April 24|
|Time||8:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
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|El Rio, 3158 Mission st. @cesar chavez, http://www.elriosf.com|
|radfilms [at] lycos.com|
A Benefit for YoungWorkersUnited
Showing the Film:
"At the River I Stand"
Memphis's 1300 sanitation workers formed the lowest caste of a deeply
racist society, earning so little they qualified for welfare. In the film,
retired workers recall the fear as they took on the entire white power
structure when they struck for higher wages and union recognition...At the
River I Stand succeeds in showing that the causes (and possibly the
solutions) to our present racial quandary may well be found in what
happened in Memphis. Its riveting portrait of the grit and determination
of ordinary people will inspire viewers to rededicate themselves to racial
and economic justice.
The mission of YoungWorkersUnited is to increase access for young people
in San Francisco to quality education and employment by organizing youth
as workers, students and consumers to hold corporations and policymakers
accountable, and to unite the youth and labor movements to raise standards
in non-union, low-wage jobs. YoungWorkersUnited was formed in 2002 to
identify and address the particular needs of youngworkers, and of
low-wage workers in food service and retail in general. While they build a
local organization of youngworkers to improve their lives, they are also
disseminating their unique analysis nationally to unionists, youth
organizations, worker centers, researchers, and advocates.
This event is part of an ongoing monthly series showcasing radical films
and supporting local organizing. Films are shown on the patio at El Rio
every fourth Tuesday.
Free, but donations gladly accepted. Space is wheelchair accessible, but
bathrooms are not. Unfortunately the space is 21 and over.
For more information, please contact radfilms [at] lycos.com