“A Strike and an Uprising in Texas” shows a working-class history of Latina and Black women fighting for wages, respect, and liberation, and of the continuing struggle against Confederate rule in Texas. The film focuses on the San Antonio pecan shellers’ strike of 1938 and the Jobs with Justice march led by Nacogdoches cafeteria workers, groundskeepers, and housekeepers in 1987.
Filmmaker Anne Lewis will answer questions after the screening and participate in a discussion of labor organizing today. There will be free pizza at the event, which is sponsored by Social Workers United-ATX. More information at the Facebook event page.
Location: University of Texas, Utopia Theater, School of Social Work Room 2.106, 1925 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, 78712