ANSWER Coalition Monthly Film Showing
Double feature: "Women & Revolutionary Change"
This Friday, January 19, 7:00 pm
2295 Adam Clayton Powell (at 135th St.)
Take the 2/3 or B/C to 135th St.
With Babies And Banners
The victory of the Great General Motors Sit-Down Strike in Flint, Michigan, in 1937 was the key to the success of the CIO's drive for industrial unionism. This classic documentary tells the story of the working women, wives, mothers and sisters who became the backbone of the strike. Forty years later, nine of these women reunite and dramatically show the relevance of their experience for working men and women today. 45m, 1978.
You Have Struck A Rock!
This film commemorates the special contribution of South African women to the success of the anti-apartheid struggle. It recovers the remarkable "women's campaigns" of the 1950s against the hated pass system. This massive, non-violent civil disobedience movement was crushed only recently by the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre and the banning of anti-apartheid organizations. Lilian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, Dora Tamana and other leaders recall their struggle and imprisonment with a fearlessness that is true to the South African proverb: "When you have touched a woman, you have struck a rock." 28m, 1981.
Join us for this double feature and a discussion afterwards!
$5 donation requested. No one turned away for lack of funds.