ISO Presents A Labor Day Movie: Made in Dagenham

Published Katie - Tue, 08/30/2011 - 4:37pm

In commemoration of Labor Day, the International Socialist Organization will be hosting a screening of the recently produced film, Made in Dagenham, at the Civic Media Center on Monday September 5 at 7pm.
MADE IN DAGENHAM tells the tale of the 187 women that worked at the Ford Motor company's Dagenham factory in England - and their struggle to earn equal rights and pay with the 55,000 male workers at the factory. Set in 1968, this fantastic film chronicles the struggles of women workers in their fight for dignity and equal pay, which brought them into conflict with management, their own union, their husbands and, ultimately, their own Labor Party government.

The British economy in the 60s was used to frequent union uprisings and strikes – but this was the first time that it was women upholsterers who sewed car seat covers that took the initiative, after being "down-graded" to a non-skilled status. Not willing to be second class citizens or second tiered workers any longer, these working women organized a national campaign to support their struggle and were projected into the national political arena through their efforts.

Refreshments and popcorn will be served at the screening. A brief discussion will follow the film.

Sponsored by the Gainesville branch of the International Socialist Organization.

Cost: 
$5-10 donation, refreshments provided
When:
Mon, 09/05/2011 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
$5-10 donation, refreshments provided