LaborFest Today (CLICK BELOW FOR DETAILS):
IBEW Museum Tour: Wed, May 10, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Digging Where We Stand: Uncovering Our Own Local Histories
Wed, May 10, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Deepwater Horizon: Wed, May 10, 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Coming Up Tomorrow:
Mill Stories: Remembering Sparrows Point Steel Mill; Thu, May 11, 12:00pm
Love and Solidarity; Thu, May 11, 7pm
IBEW MUSEUM TOUR
Wed, May 10, 12:00p; IBEW, 900 Seventh Street N.W. Washington, DC.
FREE but space is limited and you must RSVP HERE
A very special guided tour of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) museum. The IBEW museum presents an interactive history of the IBEW from its founding until today, tracing the fascinating development of the electrical industry over the last century through displays of equipment used by members going back to the 1890’s, including a collection of lightbulbs spanning more than a century. The tour will be led by IBEW Museum Curator Curtis Bateman.
DIGGING WHERE WE STAND: UNCOVERING OUR OWN LOCAL LABOR HISTORIES
Wed, May 10, 6:00p; Northeast Library, 330 7th St. NE, Washington, DC
FREE but you must RSVP here
A lively and fascinating exploration of how to use your local public library to uncover working people’s history in our own communities. With AFSCME Local 1808 (DC Public Library Employees) President and Education Specialist Anntoinette White-Richardson and AFSCME Local 2910 (Library of Congress Professional Guild) Steward Director and librarian David Fernández-Barrial, and David Gillette and Wendell Kellar of DCPL.
Wed, May 10, 7:00p
Click here for tickets
AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd, Downtown Silver Spring, MD
Hosted by IFPTE (International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers), SEIU (Service Employees International Union) and CrossCurrents
Based on the true events that occurred on a BP oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, the story chronicles the courage of the men who worked on the Deepwater Horizon and the extreme moments of bravery and survival in the face of what would become one of the biggest man-made disasters ever. Eleven workers died, and the ensuing oil spill -- the worst in U.S. history -- devastated the environment and Gulf Coast economy, yet not a single employee of either Transocean or BP was prosecuted. Peter Berg, US, 2016, 107 min; Stars Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell and John Malkovich
See the trailer here