LaborFest Today: Salt of the Earth

Monday, May 5, 2014

LaborFest Today: Salt of the Earth(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)

The DC LaborFest continues tonight with a screening of the labor film classic Salt of the Earth at 7:30p at the AFI in Silver Spring. Originally banned by the U.S. government and now recognized by the Smithsonian as among “the greatest 100 films ever made,” this film -- celebrating its 60th anniversary this year -- tells the story of Mexican-American workers who strike to attain wage parity with Anglo workers and the pivotal role their wives play in the strike. Tonight's screening includes a raffle for 2014 DC Labor FilmFest shirts. 

Coming Up: 

The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers' Struggle (Tues, May 6)

Poetry at Work (Tues, May 6)

The American Nurse (starts Tues May 6) 

Labor Heritage Foundation's Solidarity Forever Awards (Thu, May 8)

Iron Workers history tour (Fri, May 9)


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