Free film screening in honor of Martin Luther King Day


See a free screening on Jan. 19 of “You Got to Move: Stories of Change in the South” in honor of Martin Luther King Day. poster for This award-winning documentary will be shown Tuesday, Jan. 19, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Ave. N., Minneapolis. A discussion will follow. 

Directed by Lucy Massie Phenix, this powerful film recalls the courage of those who organized against racist voter requirements in the South, the first hospital workers who formed unions in the region and the rural Appalachian women who challenged environmental destruction in their communities. The documentary tells the history of the Highlander Folk School and follows people active in some of the most significant social movements of the 20th century.

The screening is presented by the University of Minnesota Labor Education Service as part of its Labor in the Community programs. It is co-sponsored by the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, Working Partnerships, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota, Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches, Saint Paul Area Council of Churches, Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, Jewish Community Action, Environmental Justice Advocates of Minnesota and AFRAM-SEIU Minnesota. For more information, call the LES office, 612-624-5020.

Download a copy of the flier for the Jan. 19th screening