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FRIDAY, May 5
12 noon: LABOR HISTORY WIKIPEDIA EDIT-A-THON
SATURDAY, MAY 6
1p: METROPOLIS (WITH ALLOY ORCHESTRA)
SUNDAY, MAY 7
9a: WORKING WOMEN IN AMERICA BIKE TOUR (NEW!)
6p: FDR AND LABOR (NEW!)
Coming up: Aztec Sun, Tue, May 9, 5pm – 8pm; Busboys and Poets Takoma, 5-6p be part of the live audience for a [email protected] simulcast on WPFW 89.3 FM; 6-8p concert. FREE but you must RSVP online here.
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LABOR HISTORY WIKIPEDIA EDIT-A-THON
Fri, May 5; 12:00pm – 3:00pm; AFL-CIO, 815 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20006
FREE; sign up here
Help tell labor’s untold story; learn how to be a Wikipedia editor (it’s easy)! Bring your laptop and join a community interested in promoting labor history by editing entries in the popular online encyclopedia. WikimediaDC will be on hand to give a short presentation on how to edit in Wikipedia, and be available with expert help during the editing time. We’ll focus on developing entries related to the Labor History Collections at the University of Maryland, including the AFL-CIO Archives. Participants will receive complimentary issues of Labor’s Heritage journal. No editing experience necessary - Basic computer skills needed - Virtual editors welcome!
METROPOLIS (WITH ALLOY ORCHESTRA)
Sat, May 6, 1pm
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AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd, Downtown Silver Spring, MD
Director Fritz Lang’s prescient vision of an urban world in disarray has been digitally restored to its original premiere length, incorporating more than 25 minutes of recently discovered footage. With this science fiction epic, Lang brought to the screen one of the most ambitious and iconic movies ever made. The story takes place in a city of the future, in which slaves toil underground for a ruling class that lives above in an urban utopia. Amidst this setting, two young idealists hope to unite the workers and bring the two worlds together. Live accompaniment by the Alloy Orchestra will create an unforgettable cinematic experience. The group is renowned for scoring and performing music for a wide and eclectic range of silent films.
Fritz Lang, Germany 1927, 148 min., DCP
See the trailer here.
WORKING WOMEN IN AMERICA BIKE TOUR (NEW!)
Sun, May 7, 9am-12:00pm; meet at the National Mall Carousel, 900 Jefferson Dr SW Washington, DC 20560; BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike and helmet)
FREE but you must RSVP here
Women have ALWAYS been workers! Explore the evolution of the working woman from Colonial times, through two World Wars, and into today as you bike the National Mall. We'll bike within view of our majestic Capitol building, WWII and other war memorials, stop at the FDR Memorial and cruise around Hains Point before returning to the Tidal Basin and the Mall.
FDR AND LABOR (NEW!)
Sun, May 7, 6pm; FDR Memorial 1850 West Basin Dr SW, Washington, DC 20242
FREE but you must RSVP here
U.S. Park Ranger Mike Balis leads a tour of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial through the lens of FDR’s long and complex history with the American labor movement and the nation’s workers.
The DC LaborFest is an expansion of the annual DC Labor FilmFest; both are organized by the Metro Washington Council, AFL-CIO.