FACULTY MEMBER SIMIN FARKONDEH ON DISCUSSION PANEL FEB 15TH, 7PM

Labor on the Edge: Workers and the Globalizing Marketplace

A Screening and Panel Discussion:

Tuesday Feb. 15, 2011, 7-10 pm.

Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre, NYU1 Washington Place

After achieving arguably the peak of its power in the 1970s, the labor movement began a long slow decline that still continues to this day.  What were the reasons for this decline, and how have activists and organizers fought against this tide?   What challenges does the new media environment create for the labor movement and how should they respond?The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Simin Farkhondeh, film professor and former producer of Labor at the Crossroads; Ari Paul, editor of The Unionist and frequent contributor to The Nation and Z magazine;Daniel Gross, labor lawyer and director of Brandworkers; and Andrew Ross, NYU professor of Social and Cultural Analysis. Mark Read, NYU professor of Media Studies, will moderate.Read more and check it out on the Deep Dish website or Facebook.