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T4CW 4.19.10: The Enduring Legacy of Howard Zinn: "The People Speak" at Reel Work
by Maestr@s
Tuesday Apr 20th, 2010 12:44 PM
The Teachers spoke with two organizers of the Reel Work Labor Day Film Festival, already in progress, along with Lisa Smithline, who worked on "The People Speak," Howard Zinn's final production. We talked about the film, Zinn's work, and central role to the work of Educators and Workers in addition to Historians and political activists [MP3, mono, 46:57].
Jeffrey and Tina give some history of the Reel Work May Day Labor Film Festival (in its ninth year), and discuss its growth over the region. This year there are events in Salinas, San Jose, Watsonville, and Santa Cruz as well as CSUMB, Cabrillo, and UCSC.

Lisa talks about The People Speak (Howard Zinn & Tony Sacco, 2010, 110 min), which will be shown at 7 PM on Wednesday, April 28 - Workers Memorial Day, at the Del Mar.

"Stories of ordinary people making history, represented in dramatic readings by film and music stars woven together with historical footage and music." http://www.thepeoplespeak.com/

And being Maestr@s, we also talked about the lesson plans and clips available for teachers and students, and Zinn's relevance and accessibility to educators everywhere.

Teachers 4 Class War [T4CW] airs every Monday evening on Free Radio Santa Cruz 101.1 FM plus online streaming worldwide at http://www.freakradio.org Thanks for listening.
§Democracy is not a spectator sport
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§The People Speak
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Sunday Apr 25th, 2010 11:24 AM
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY EVENTS

Sunday, April 25

• 12 noon

NickelodeonTheater, Santa Cruz

Food, Inc.

(Robert Kenner, 2009, 94 min)
Corporate control of food production leads to disrespect for nature and workers.

Speaker: Eduardo Peña, union organizer (invited)

• 7 pm

SEIU Union Hall, Santa Cruz

Brother Can You Spare a Dime?

(Charlie King & Karen Brandow, 2009, 55 min)
Political history of the U.S. brought to life in song, images and first person narratives.

Performers: Charlie King & Karen Brandow, singers & songwriters

Admission: $15

Monday, April 26

• 7 pm

Kresge Town Hall, UCSC

What’ s the Economy For, Anyway?

(John de Graaf, 2009, 40 min)
Is the economy to serve the people, or for the people to serve the economy?

Claim Your Change

(Kyle Thiermann, 2009, 4 min)
Surfers teach us how to stop a coal plant that would ruin the environment in Chile.

Speakers: John de Graaf & Kyle Thiermann, filmmakers

Tuesday, April 27

• 7 pm

Calvary Episcopal “Red” Church, Santa Cruz

Who Will Pick the Avocados?

(Shiri Wilk, 2007, 22 min)
International trade-union delegation studies the labor market in Israel’ s agricultural sector.

The Battle Of The Ssangyong Workers

(Doro-Chiba Support Committee, 2009, 22 min)
77 day South Korean auto plant workers’ occupation.

Time To Tackle Climate Change

(SustainLabour, 2009, 20 min)
European trade unions’ commitments for action on climate change.

Speakers: Sami Abed, Middle East peace activist; Rick Longinotti, co-founder, Transition Santa Cruz

Music: The Raging Grannies

Sponsor: United Nations Association

Wednesday, April 28 - Workers Memorial Day

• 7 pm

Del Mar Theatre, Santa Cruz

The People Speak

(Howard Zinn & Tony Sacco, 2010, 110 min)
Stories of ordinary people making history, represented in dramatic readings by film and music stars woven together with historical footage and music.

Speaker: Lisa Smithline, film distributor

Music: Santa Cruz Peace Chorale

Friday, April 30

• 8 pm

Beach Flats Community Garden, Santa Cruz

The Garden

(Scott Hamilton Kennedy, 2008, 80 min)
South Central LA residents organize to save their fertile piece of Eden from development.

Presented by: Guerilla Drive-In

Saturday, May 1 - International Workers Day

• 4 pm

Town Clock / Pacific Avenue / Poet & Patriot Irish Pub

May Day Parade & Sing-Along

Sunday, May 2

• 7 pm

Cabrillo Watsonville Forum, Watsonville

Watsonville On Strike

(Jon Silver, 1989, 65 min)
Teamster cannery workers’ 18-month struggle.

Y Se Hizo La Luz

(canal deiz de julio, 2010, 45 min)
Video of current struggle precipitated by the Calderon government’s attempt to dissolve the Mexican Electrical Workers Union, SME.

Speakers: Jon Silver, filmmaker, Patricia Zavella, UCSC professor; Rogelio Martínez, teacher; Yolanda Navarro, community organizer

Sponsor: Pajaro Valley Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 1936

Monday May 3

• 7 pm

Community Television Studio, Santa Cruz

Heart of the Factory

(Virna Molina & Ernesto Ardito, 2008, 129 min)
Argentine workers find escape from capitalism by building a cooperative enterprise.

Speaker: Dana Frank, UCSC professor

Sponsor: Community Television of Santa Cruz County

Tuesday May 4

• 7 pm

SEIU Union Hall, Santa Cruz

Why Are We In Afghanistan?

(Michael Zweig, 2010, 28 min)
Our presence in Afghanistan continues more than a century of US interventionist foreign policy.

Rethink Afghanistan

(Robert Greenwald, 2009, 75 min)
After eight years, what’ s the mission? What’ s the Exit Strategy?

Sponsor: Central Coast Workers Against War, an affiliate of US Labor Against the War

Wednesday May 5 - Cinco de Mayo

• 7 pm

Erica Schilling 450 Forum, Cabrillo College, Aptos

Bound For Glory

(Hal Ashby, 1976, 149 min)
Joyous celebration of the life of folk balladeer and poet Woody Guthrie in depression era U.S.

Music: David Winters, labor song sing-along

Sponsor: Cabrillo College Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 4400


SANTA CLARA COUNTY EVENTS

Tuesday, April 20

• 6:30 pm

SJCC Tech Auditorium, San Jose

Green Chemistry In America

Talk on the dangers of chemicals in the workplace.

Speaker: Dr. Michael Wilson, PhD, MPH, Research Scientist

Friday, April 23

• 7 pm

CWA Local 9423 Union Hall, San Jose

Hazel Dickens: It’ s Hard to Tell the Singer from the Song

(Mimi Pickering, 2002, 57 min)
Appalachian Bluegrass pioneer has influenced generations of songwriters and musicians.

Sponsor: Economic Justice Film Series

Monday, April 26

• 6:30 pm

SJCC Student Center Community Room 204, San Jose

Food, Inc.

(Robert Kenner, 2009, 94 min)
Corporate control of food production leads to disrespect for nature and workers.

Speaker: Eduardo Peña, United Food and Commercial Workers Union organizer (invited)

Tuesday, April 27

• 6:30 pm

SJCC Student Center Community Room 204, San Jose

What’s the Economy For, Anyway?

(John de Graaf, 2009, 40 min)
Is the economy to serve the people, or for the people to serve the economy?

Speaker: John de Graaf, filmmaker

Wednesday, April 28 - Workers Memorial Day

• 6:30 pm

SJCC Tech Auditorium, San Jose

Milk

(Gus Van Sant, 2008, 129 min)
San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and the birth of LGBT politics in the ’ 70s.

Speaker: Cleve Jones, GLBT and AIDS activist, union organizer

Thursday April 29

• 6:30 pm

SJCC Student Center Community Room 204, San Jose

The People Speak

(Howard Zinn & Tony Sacco, 2010, 110 min)
Stories of ordinary people making history, represented in dramatic readings by film and music stars woven together with historical footage and music.

Speaker: Lisa Smithline, film distributor

Sponsor of all Santa Clara County events: SJCC Labor Studies


MONTEREY COUNTY EVENTS

Thursday, April 22 - Earth Day

• 7 pm

Marina Library, Marina

Time to Tackle Climate Change

(Sustainlabour, 2008, 20 min)
Workers can play a fundamental role in the route to a sustainable world.

Coal Country

(Phyllis Geller, 2009, 85 min)
Families and communities are deeply split over mountaintop removal mining in West Virginia.

Sponsors: Citizens for Sustainable Marina, Marina Democratic Club, California Faculty Association

Friday, April 23

• 7 pm

CSUMB Student Center, Building 12, Seaside

Time to Tackle Climate Change

(Sustainlabour, 2008, 20 min)
Workers can play a fundamental role in the route to a sustainable world.

Coal Country

(Phyllis Geller, 2009, 85 min)
Mountaintop removal mining in West Virginia.

Sponsors: CSUMB Earth Week, California Faculty Association

Monday, April 26

• 7 pm

CSUMB Library, Building 508, Room 1170, Seaside

The People Speak

(Howard Zinn & Tony Sacco, 2010, 110 min)
Stories of ordinary people making history, represented in dramatic readings by film and music stars woven together with historical footage and music.

Sponsors: California Faculty Association, Student California Teachers Association

Tuesday, April 27

• 7 pm

CSUMB University Center, Building 29, Seaside

Milk

(Gus Van Sant, 2008, 129 min)
San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and the birth of LGBT politics in the ’ 70s.

Speaker: Cleve Jones, GLBT and AIDS activist, union organizer

Sponsors: California Faculty Association, SCUMB Out and About

Wednesday, April 28 - Workers Memorial Day

• 7 pm

CSUMB Library, Building 508, Room 1188, Seaside

Race to Nowhere

(Vicki Abeles, 2009, 85 min)
A look at the fast passed world of children in our schools, the impact of NCLB on teachers, and how the Race to the Top may fail our students.

Speaker: Linda Bynoe, EdD, CFA, CTA

Sponsors: California Faculty Association, Student California Teachers Association

Monday, May 3

• 7 pm

National Steinbeck Center, Salinas

Watsonville On Strike

(Jon Silver, 1989, 65 min)
Teamster cannery workers’ 18-month struggle.

Speakers: Jon Silver, filmmaker; Jennifer Colby, lecturer, PhD Humanities; Cesar Lara, Monterey Bay Central Labor Council

Sponsor: National Steinbeck Center – Salinas Stories Project