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Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy

Events Calendar

Spring 2018

Equal Pay Day 2018

April 10, 2018
LOCATION: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

This nationwide event highlights the causes of chronic gender inequality at work and the policy options for dealing with it. Each year, Hofstra hosts a speakers forum and other events focused on these issues. Join the discussion in this free annual event presented by Hofstra’s Labor Studies Program and Women’s Studies Program. At Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater (Axinn Library, 1st floor). Free admission. No reservations. For the day’s speaker schedule or other information visit: hofstra.edu/laborstudies or e-mail questions to laborstudies@hofstra.edu.

Mayday At The Movies — Comedy & Tragedy At Work

May 1, 2018
LOCATION: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

The Hofstra Labor Studies Program’s 17th  annual day-long festival of new films and classics on work and working people’s lives, with introductions and discussion led by filmmakers and academic experts. At Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater (Axinn Library, 1st floor), Hofstra U. Free admission. No reservations. For film schedule, visit: www.hofstra.edu/laborstudies or e-mail questions to laborstudies@hofstra.edu.

    11:10 A.M. - 12:35 P.M.
    As the Republican Administration in Washington today dismantles regulations set up to prevent another Great Recession, this Oscar-winning documentary reminds us of the potential for future Wall Street meltdowns, mass unemployment and deepening inequality.

    12:45 P.M. - 2:10 P.M.
    British Director Ken Loach's dramatization of the successful "Justice for Janitors" union drive among thousands of poor immigrant office cleaners that helped inspire the recent "Fight for $15" movement. Academy Award winner Adrian Brody and Pilar Padilla star in this lively, entertaining and instructive movie.

    2:20 P.M. - 3:45 P.M.
    Today's #MeToo movement has reawakened interest in the path-breaking case of Anita Hill. In Senate hearings 25 years ago, the brave young African American law professor charged then-Supreme Court nominee, now Justice Clarence Thomas with sexual harassment at work. This compelling documentary details how the then-shocking case played out, as well as what it means in our contemporary context.

    6:30 P.M. - 7:45 P.M.
    The 2016 presidential campaign was full of alleged concern for the "working class." How does mainstream media's depictions of work, working people and labor unions shape public perceptions and employment policies? Working class representations are examined from the 1950s to today's sitcoms, reality shows, police dramas, and daytime talk shows.
Free admission. Seating limited. No reservations. More info.