Filmmakers, political figures to take part in 'We Are Wisconsin' screening | Arts & Culture
Documentary on Act 10 protests, movement to show at Alliant Energy Center
On the second anniversary of the signing of Act 10 -- the 2011 bill passed by Gov. Scott Walker that stripped unions of nearly all bargaining rights -- activists will mark the date with screenings of a documentary on the anti-union law, "We are Wisconsin," plus a live webcast of a town hall discussion Monday at 6 p.m.
The 74-minute film, nominated for an International Documentary Association award, follows six Wisconsinites during the nearly month-long protests at the State Capitol that lead to a recall election and movement that captured national attention.
Organizers said there is no cost to attend the screening and post-film discussion, which will cover the lessons learned from the Wisconsin uprising and the latest progress in "the fight for working families."
The Solidarity Singers and Local 311 Pipes and Drums group will also perform at the screening, according to organizers.
A variety of speakers are scheduled to be a part of the event, according to a news release, including:
- Political blogger John Nichols from TheNation.com
- Executive Director of Interfaith Worker Justice Kim Bobo
- AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt
- State Sen. Lena Taylor
- Mike McCabe of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
- Documentary Director Amie Williams
An online invitation and RSVP form offers
-IF YOU GO-
- WHAT: Film screening, discussion to mark Act 10 anniversary
- WHERE: Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison. (A list of screening locations nationwide is available online)
- WHEN: 6-9 p.m., Monday, March 11
- COST: Free (including parking)
- MORE INFO: Visit the "We Are Wisconsin" film website
- MORE, MORE INFO: See a 16-minute preview of the film online