Friday, September 14, 2018

Film: A Strike and an Uprising (in Texas), directed by Anne Lewis

Friends, Consider attending the screening of this documentary by director, Anne Lewis, a treasure in our community. It represents an opportunity to address Black-Brown relations in Texas, particularly shared histories of oppressive labor conditions.  It features the legendary Emma Tenayuca. 

Teachers, this film is good as an companion to Carmen Tafolla and Sharyll Teneyuca's (2008) children's book titled, That's Not Fair! / No Es Justo! Emma Tenayuca's Struggle for Justice/La Lucha de EmmaTenayuca Por la Justicia. 

-Angela Valenzuela

Social Workers United - ATX invites you to attend a film screening on labor organizing in Texas and to meet other social workers interested in unionizing here in the heart of Lone Star State!

A Strike and an Uprising! (in Texas) shows a working class history of Latina and Black women fighting for wages, respect, and liberation, and of the continuing struggle against Confederate rule in Texas. A Q&A session with filmmaker Anne Lewis and members of Social Workers United - ATX focused on labor organizing in general and the importance of unionizing for social workers in Austin will immediately follow the film. 

IMBD page for film:

Trailer for film:

6:00 P.M. - Food and Refreshments 
6:30 P.M. - Film Screening
7:45 P.M. - Q&A with filmmaker Anne Lewis
8:15 P.M. - Meet and great with other attendees to talk unions!

The event will be held at the Utopia Theater (Room 2.106) in The University of Texas Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Sponsored by Social Workers United - ATX, Steve Hicks School of Social Work Committee for Diversity and Inclusion, Solidarity 6.04, and POCKET.

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