Higgins Center Labor Film Series to begin Sept. 1

by Dennis Brown

The third annual Higgins Center Labor Film Series at the University of Notre Dame will begin Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 1) with the presentation of ?The Working Poor in America: Climbing the Down Escalator? at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Hesburgh Center for International Studies.p. A documentary of the earnings and experiences of employed poor people in South Bend in the early 1990s, the 29-minute film was produced in 1993 by Notre Dame economist Charles Craypo, who will lead a discussion.p. The series, which is sponsored by the University’s Higgins Labor Research Center and is free and open to the public, will feature six more films throughout the academic year, all beginning at 4 p.m. in the Hesburgh Center auditorium. They are:p. ? Oct. 13 ? “The Killing Floor” (discussion leader: Daniel Graff, associate director of undergraduate studies, Notre Dame history department)p. ? Nov. 17?“The Devil and Miss Jones” (discussion leader: Graff)p. ? Dec. 3 ? “Cappuccino Trail” (discussion leader: Layna Mosley, Rolfs Assistant Professor of Political Science at Notre Dame)p. ? Feb. 2 ? “Money Never Sleeps: Global Financial Markets” (discussion leader: Kwan Kim, professor of economics at Notre Dame)p. ? March 1 ? “Bill Moyers Reports: Trading Democracy” (discussion leader: Martin Wolfson, associate professor of economics at Notre Dame)p. ? April 5 ? “Bread and Roses” (discussion leader: Teresa Ghilarducci, associate professor of economics and director of the Higgins Center)

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