Americonned: Film Screening and Discussion

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

6:30 pm

C200: Proshansky Auditorium

Open to the Public

Two shots from the film Americonned showing a farmer and union organizer Chris Smalls
Admission Price

Free; Reservations Required

IN-PERSON ONLY EVENT

Join us for a preview of the new film Americonned, about the deep and pervasive effects of income inequality in America and the impact on American workers. The documentary examines the hidden struggles of American families, the calculated political maneuvers of corporate America, and the long overdue uprising of American workers, exploring the question: How do we make sure workers are paid what they are worth, instead of believing they are only worth what they are paid? A post-screening discussion features director Sean Claffey and people appearing in the film, including Chris Smalls and Derrick Palmer, labor organizers who led the unionization effort at Amazon in Staten Island; Janet Gornick, professor of political science and sociology and director of the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality at the CUNY Graduate Center; and others.

Presented with the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality and the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies.

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