Title

Wisconsin Shows What Democracy Looks Like

Date

5-30-2013 2:40 PM

Location

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 205

Department

Communication Studies

Session Chair

Emily Plec

Session Title

Communication and the Labor Movement

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Emily Plec

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

This video is designed to show what happens when public employees – especially teachers – are faced with threats to their economic future. In 2011 in Wisconsin, the Governor proposed a bill that would harm their union rights as employees, and the citizens made their opinions very clear. With powerful imagery and a strong united front, hundreds of thousands gathered at the Capitol in protest. This video will explain the importance of the protest in relation to labor history as well as the impact it will have on future protests.

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May 30th, 2:40 PM

Wisconsin Shows What Democracy Looks Like

Health and Wellness Center (HWC) 205

This video is designed to show what happens when public employees – especially teachers – are faced with threats to their economic future. In 2011 in Wisconsin, the Governor proposed a bill that would harm their union rights as employees, and the citizens made their opinions very clear. With powerful imagery and a strong united front, hundreds of thousands gathered at the Capitol in protest. This video will explain the importance of the protest in relation to labor history as well as the impact it will have on future protests.