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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.