When: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: 1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
Event Type(s): Movie/Film/Video
As Goes Janesville delivers a powerful multi-faceted account of the struggles and hopes of union workers, business leaders, and elected officials to rebuild their lives and their town's economy following the 2008 closure of the General Motors plant. Meanwhile, newly elected governor Scott Walker ignites a firestorm by introducing a bill to end collective bargaining, sparking a recall election.
The film follows laid-off workers, a factory worker going back to school to train for a non-union job as well as African-American workers who both leave family behind to follow their union jobs to GM plants in other states. The film follows State senator Tim Cullen as he tries to persuade GM to return to town and eventually, flees the state to stop governor Scott Walker's anti-union initiatives. This film is a powerful and balanced illustration of the power of community, and of individuals coming together to protect the American Dream.
For more information, contact:
Dr. James V. Riker
Beyond The Classroom
+1 301 314 6622