Unemployment Extension, Another movie (and a little bragging)

At about 4 o’clock today, the Senate voted 60-40 to move the Unemployment Extension towards its final vote sometime later today. The House of Representatives is expected to pass the legislation as well. You can read the AP story on this site. This is good news indeed for many people who have been unemployed for too long.


Join us on Thursday July 29th @ 7:15 p.m. for the Ithaca Premier of the Critically-Acclaimed MOUNTAINS THAT TAKE WING: Angela Davis & Yuri Kochiyama – A Conversation on Life, Struggles & Liberation (97 minutes)

The Directors and Producers of the Film, C.A. Griffith and H.L. T. Quan, will be present for discussion following the film.

MOUNTAINS THAT TAKE WING (2010) features conversations that span thirteen years between two formidable women whose lives and political work remain at the epicenter of the most important civil rights struggles in the U.S. Through the intimacy and depth of conversations, we learn about Angela Davis, an internationally renowned scholar-activist and 88-year-old Yuri Kochiyama, a revered grassroots community activist and 2005 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, their shared experiences as political prisoners and their profound passion for justice. On subjects ranging from the vital but largely erased role of women in social movements of the 20th century, community empowerment, to the prison-industrial complex, war and the cultural arts, Davis’ and Kochiyama’s comments offer critical lessons for understanding our nation’s most important social movements and tremendous hope for its youth and the future. Photographed, Recorded, Produced, Directed and Edited by C.A. Griffith and H.L. T. Quan.

Cinemapolis members and Tompkins County Workers’ Center Members, upon showing Membership Card, will be able to attend movie for $5.00.


We are not partisan at the Workers’ Center but I couldn’t help passing along this blog which features my cousin — who of course I’m now going to call Joe the Volunteer. Joe, one of the many Americans who has been unemployed long-term, has been a volunteer community organizer three days a week with Organizing for America. He’s a funny and wonderful guy. Enjoy the article.