Labor Wars of the Northwest at the Pickford Film Center September 4th

//Labor Wars of the Northwest at the Pickford Film Center September 4th

Labor Wars of the Northwest at the Pickford Film Center September 4th

Showing of Labor Wars of the Northwest:

Pickford Film Center,  1318 Bay St, Bellingham, WA 98225

Wednesday, September, 5:45 pm
Tickets, available for purchase at the door or on pickfordfilmcenter.org, are priced at $7 for the public, $5 for Pickford members and $3 for students with identification.

Violent labor conflict chronicled in documentary film at Pickford Film Center

A century ago in 1919, Northwest cities roiled with labor unrest, strikes, and gunfights.  That cauldron of radicalism and violence is chronicled in the documentary film “Labor Wars of the Northwest,” showing Sept. 4, 

5:45 pm., at the Pickford Film Center in Bellingham

 

Tickets, available for purchase at the door or on pickfordfilmcenter.org, are priced at $7 for the public, $5 for Pickford members and $3 for students with identification.  Following the film, Pacific Northwest historian David Jepsen, who wrote and directed Labor Wars, will lead a discussion on labor issues and answer audience questions along with Conor Casey, Labor Archivist for the Labor Archives of Washington and Rosalinda Guillen, Executive D

irector of Community to Community 

Development.

 

“Labor Wars” examines labor conflict in the context of a decades-long struggle that began with the arrival of the railroads in the 1880s and permeated throughout the region. It shines new light on tragedies like the  1916 Everett Massacre, the 1919 Seattle General Strike and the 1919 Centralia Massacre.  The documentary was created in part to commemorate the centennial year of those 1919 events in Washington State history.

 

Bellingham and Whatcom County are no strangers to labor conflict, evidenced by the 1907 riots in which five hundred South Asian migrants were expelled from Bellingham.

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