Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Third Thursday Films: You Got To Move: Stories of Change in the South

Please join us for the final Third Thursday Film of the season on Thursday, June 21 at 7pm at the GMP Hall, 350 Hudson Avenue, Newark, Ohio.  Our theme for the evening is Education for Action:  Learning from the Past.   Free and open to the public.  Free pizza will be provided by the Licking, Knox, Muskingum, Coshocton Labor Council, AFL-CIO.

Our featured film, YOU GOT TO MOVE:  STORIES OF CHANGE IN THE SOUTH, tells the story of the Highlander Folk School, a racially integrated school for adults founded by Myles Horton more than 80 years ago in the racially segregated state of Tennessee.

In this recently re-released film from 1985, film maker Lucy Massie Phenix interviews people who describe how they learned to set aside their fears and work for change in their own communities on issues as varied as voting rights, segregation, union organizing, strip mining and toxic waste.  Discussion will follow.

 

See movie trailer here

 


Third Thursday Films are shown at 7pm at the GMP Local 244 Union Hall, 350 Hudson Ave, Newark, OH.  Each film will be followed by a discussion.  Film series sponsored by: The Licking - Knox - Muskingum Labor Council, AFL-CIO; The Glass, Molders, and Plastics Workers Union, Local 244.

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May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Third Thursday Films: TED talk - Poverty isn't a lack of character; it's a lack of cash

"Ideas can and do change the world," says historian Rutger Bregman, sharing his case for a provocative one: guaranteed basic income. Learn more about the idea's 500-year history and a forgotten modern experiment where it actually worked -- and imagine how much energy and talent we would unleash if we got rid of poverty once and for all.


Third Thursday Films are shown at 7pm at the GMP Local 244 Union Hall, 350 Hudson Ave, Newark, OH.  Each film will be followed by a discussion.  Film series sponsored by: The Licking - Knox - Muskingum Labor Council, AFL-CIO; The Glass, Molders, and Plastics Workers Union, Local 244.

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Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Third Thursday Films: "The Overnighters"

Synopsis: Chasing the American dream, thousands of workers flock to a North Dakota town where the oil business is booming. But instead of well-paying jobs, many find slim work prospects and a severe housing shortage. Pastor Jay Reinke converts his church into a makeshift dorm and counseling center, allowing hundreds of men to stay despite the congregation's objections and neighbors' fears. Winner, Special Jury Award for Intuitive Filmmaking: Documentary, 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

Learn more about the film on its official website HERE


Third Thursday Films are shown at 7pm at the GMP Local 244 Union Hall, 350 Hudson Ave, Newark, OH.  Each film will be followed by a discussion.  Film series sponsored by: The Licking - Knox - Muskingum Labor Council, AFL-CIO; The Glass, Molders, and Plastics Workers Union, Local 244; and The Student Philanthropy Project of The Ohio State University at Newark.

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Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Third Thursday Films: "Different from You: Unfulfilled Promises to the Mentally Ill"

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Learn more about the film on its official website.


Third Thursday Films are shown at 7pm at the GMP Local 244 Union Hall, 350 Hudson Ave, Newark, OH.  Each film will be followed by a discussion.  Film series sponsored by: The Licking - Knox - Muskingum Labor Council, AFL-CIO; The Glass, Molders, and Plastics Workers Union, Local 244; and The Student Philanthropy Project of The Ohio State University at Newark.

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Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Third Thursday Films: "Selling Sickness: An Ill for Every Pill"

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Selling Sickness is a documentary film which exposes the unhealthy relationship between society, medical science and the pharmaceutical industry. Drug manufacturers today fund aggressive marketing campaigns designed to create public awareness of previously unknown diseases, or known by less dramatic names. Shyness thus becomes branded as "Social Anxiety Disorder," constant worry becomes "Generalized Anxiety Disorder," and premenstrual tension is now "Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder."
The sale of SSRI anti-depressant medications used to treat these and other diseases, such as Paxil, Zoloft and Prozac, has become an annual $20 billion market.
Through interviews with medical consultants, advertisers, patients, attorneys, and others connected to the industry, this film sounds a cautionary note. 

learn more at www.icarusfilms.com/if-sell


Third Thursday Films are shown at 7pm at the GMP Local 244 Union Hall, 350 Hudson Ave, Newark, OH.  Each film will be followed by a discussion.  Film series sponsored by: The Licking - Knox - Muskingum Labor Council, AFL-CIO; The Glass, Molders, and Plastics Workers Union, Local 244.

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Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Education for Action: Claiming Our Power

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We will feature two TED Talks by Eric Liu.  In the first, "Why Ordinary People Need to Understand Power,"  he will discuss how "far too many Americans are illiterate in power--what it is, how it operates and why some people have it.  As a result, those few who do understand power wield disproportionate influence over everyone else."  

In the second film, he will discuss his view of "Why There is No Such Thing as Not Voting." He offers a compelling talk about "why anyone eligible should show up on election day."

 

Learn more at http://www.citizenuniversity.us/eric-liu

 

Third Thursday Films are shown at 7pm at the GMP Local 244 Union Hall, 350 Hudson Ave, Newark, OH.  Each film will be followed by a discussion.  Film series sponsored by: The Licking - Knox - Muskingum Labor Council, AFL-CIO; The Glass, Molders, and Plastics Workers Union, Local 244.

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Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Third Thursday Films: "Under Contract"

The story of the contract farmer is the story of what is changing in rural America.  Few people know what is happening to the farmers who produce our food.  This film illustrates how power in agriculture in changing hands. 

Under Contract tells this story through the lens of global poultry farming. In the U.S. alone, 97% of the chicken produced is raised by family farmers under contract with large companies.  Around the world and all across agriculture, contract farming is taking hold.  But farmers who sign contracts often face unfair challenges and hidden risks under the terms offered by large firms.  

In this full-length documentary film from the RuraI Advancement Fund International-USA, contract farmers tell their stories, and industry experts reveal how the corporate production model pits farmer against farmer.  Under Contract takes audiences across the American South and to Southern India to understand what's happening to farmers living under contract and what we can do to change our food system for the better.

This film is co-sponsored by the Canal Market District of Newark, Ohio

Get more information on the film here: https://www.youtube.com/c/UnderContractFilm

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