My People Are My Home– Labor movie night!
August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
My PEOPLE ARE MY HOME (Meridel LeSueur). This 45 minute creative documentary, made in 1976 by a Twin Cities women’s film collective, follows the text of several of Meridel’s writings woven with images of Midwestern people, particularly working class women. It captures and represents Meridel’s work with the artistic depth and edge it deserves.
Neala Schleuning, a member of the women’s collective that made this film in the mid-1970s, will introduce it and lead the post-film discussion. Neala was a founder of the Women’s Studies Department at Mankato State University and is the author of several great books: WOMAN, COMMUNITY, AND THE HORMEL STRIKE OF 1985-1986; IDLE HANDS AND EMPTY HEARTS: WORK AND FREEDOM IN THE UNITED STATES; AMERICA: SONG WE SANG WITHOUT KNOWING – THE LIFE AND IDEAS OF MERIDEL LESUEUR; and ARTPOLITIK: SOCIAL ANARCHIST AESTHETICS IN THE AGE OF FRAGMENTATION.
Free and open to all.
The “My People are My Home” film screening/discussion is part of our monthly Labor Movie Night, co-sponsored by St. Paul Regional Labor Federation and AFSCME Local 3800!