Sorry We Missed You: Labor Film Discussion
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Tickets are $12 to watch SORRY WE MISSED YOU: https://kinonow.com/sorry-we-missed-you-epsilon-spires
Our Labor Film Series continues with a free online discussion of Ken Loach’s new film: SORRY WE MISSED YOU, an intimate family drama that exposes the dark side of the so-called “gig economy”.
WATCH the discussion led by Teresa Healy & Tom Juravich
Brattleboro residents might know Teresa Healy as host of her weekly radio program on WVEW, We’re All in This Together, or as the former chair of the Sustainable Development program at SIT Graduate Institute. She is currently on-leave from her position as Associate Professor of Community Economic and Social Development at Algoma University in Ontario. Teresa spent many years working as a researcher in national labour organizations in Canada, including the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Canadian Labour Congress where she supported activists in their defence of public services, economic equality and justice for equality-seeking groups. Teresa’s book, Gendered Struggles Against Globalisation in Mexico came out of her PhD dissertation, and explored masculinized hierarchies in the Mexican labour movement. Her two other books consider the public policy issues in Canada. Teresa Healy is a singer-songwriter and her first CD, dealt with the issues of early feminism in Canada. She collaborated with Tom Juravich on two other recordings, and together, they have performed for union and community groups, house concerts and protest rallies in the United States and Canada.
Tom Juravich is Professor of Labor Studies, at UMass, Amherst and a singer-songwriter with deep roots in Massachusetts. He now shares a home with Teresa in southern Vermont. Tom’s research takes him into deep conversation with workers facing wage-theft and exploitation in residential construction, plant closures, corporate restructuring and changes to the way work is done. He studies unions and supports their campaigns to defend workers’ rights. He studies corporations and teaches workers how to do the same. Tom has just published a new paper on the history of the song, “Bread and Roses”. His other books include, Altar of the Bottom Line, which is accompanied by a CD of songs that he wrote from interviews with workers. He co-authored a history of labor in Massachusetts that was sent to every library in the state. Tom has been writing and singing about the hopes and dreams of working people all of his life. At the core of Juravich’s music is his voice. As Pete Seeger put it, "I was impressed by your wide variety of material and frankly, jealous of your wonderful voice." Juravich released Altar of the Bottom Line just after Healy & Juravich’s first collaboration Tangled in Our Dreams came out. Previous CDs, World to Win and Out of Darkness were released by Flying Fish/Rounder Records. Juravich's songs are included in Rise up Singing and Pete Seeger's Carry it On.