PLUS: The first 50 folks at today's noontime screening get a free pair of passes to our final LaborFest screening next Wednesday night, HIDDEN FIGURES!
Death by Design: The Dirty Secret of Our Digital Addiction: Fri, May 26, 12p
Labor Jazz Showcase : Tues, May 30, 5:00p
Fri, May 26, 12pm – 1pm
AFL-CIO, 815 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
FREE; RSVP online here
Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch!
Consumers love – and live on – their smartphones, tablets and laptops. A cascade of new devices pours endlessly into the market, promising even better communication, non-stop entertainment and instant information. The numbers are staggering. By 2020, four billion people will have a personal computer. Five billion will own a mobile phone.
But this revolution has a dark side, hidden from most consumers. In an investigation that spans the globe, filmmaker Sue Williams investigates the underbelly of the electronics industry and reveals how even the smallest devices have deadly environmental and health costs. From the intensely secretive factories in China, to a ravaged New York community and the high tech corridors of Silicon Valley, the film tells a story of environmental degradation, of health tragedies, and the fast approaching tipping point between consumerism and sustainability.
Introduced by Cathy Feingold, International Director at the AFL-CIO, with Q&A after the film with special guests.
AFM Labor Jazz Showcase
Tues, May 30, 5:00pm-7:00pm; FREE
5-6p be part of the live audience for a [email protected] simulcast on WPFW 89.3 FM
6-7p Live set
Busboys & Poets 14th Street; 2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
SPONSORED BY THE MUSIC PERFORMANCE TRUST FUND
FREE; RSVP here
Sponsored by the Washington DC Federation of Musicians, AFM 161-710
The DC LaborFest wraps up with a full night of jazz starting with a live simulcast concert from 5-6p on WPFW 89.3FM with local jazz musicians from the Washington Musicians Union, including Bob Boguslaw on piano, Antonio Parker on saxophone, Percy Smith on drums and Paul Scimonelli on bass.