"Meeting Face to Face: the Iraq-U.S. Labor Solidarity Tour"
Thu, November 16, 2006 • 7:30 PM • Avaya Auditorium, ACES Bldg. (Speedway at 24th)
As 2006 election coverage and the escalating debate on Iraq policy dominate the news, the Humanities Institute invites you to two free public events that will shed new light on both. Dr. Michael Zweig, one of the country's eminent political and labor economists, and the director of The Center for the Study of Working Class at the State University of New York, Stonybrook, will present two programs on the UT campus on Wednesday evening, November 15 and Thursday evening, November 16: the first, an analysis of the role of working class interests and values in the 2006 election campaign entitled "Class, Values, and Interests in U. S. Politics"; the second, a screening and discussion of his recent short film, Meeting Face to Face: the Iraq-U.S. Labor Solidarity Tour, a 27-minute documentary that exposes American audiences to the perspectives of ordinary Iraqi working people through a record of the June 2005 U. S. tour of six Iraqi labor leaders and their conversations with U. S. workers in 25 cities.
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 7:30 pm, ART 1.102 (San Jacinto at 23rd): "Class, Values, and Interests in U. S. Politics," an election analysis and conversation with Dr. Michael Zweig, author of The Working Class Majority: America's Best Kept Secret and editor of What's Class Got to Do with it? American Society in the Twenty-first Century and Religion and Economic Justice.
Thursday, Nov. 16, 7:30 pm, Avaya Auditorium, ACES Bldg. (Speedway at 24th): "Meeting Face to Face: the Iraq-U.S. Labor Solidarity Tour," screening to be followed by a discussion with Dr. Zweig and respondents Bill Beardall, an Austin attorney and the executive director of the Equal Justice Center, a non-profit, non-partisan employment justice and civil rights organization, and Julius Getman, a UT professor of law and labor arbitrator who specializes in labor and employment law and is the author of The Betrayal of Local 14 and Labor Relations: Basic Processes.
Please join us for these timely public forums