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CALENDAR/ASSIGNMENTS/EXERCIZES

 

 

LISTINGS BY THEME

 

LABOR:  film--EYE OF THE STORM, Friday, Sept. 7, 6:30 and 9 p.m. / Monday, Sept. 10, noon and 7 p.m.

               

The INTERNATIONAL LONGSHORE AND WAREHOUSE UNION (ILWU) “will host a premiere showing of EYE OF THE STORM, a documentary by independent filmmaker Amie Williams depicting the nine-month contract struggle between longshore workers and shippers that ultimately led to a 10-day lockout of ILWUers by the PMA and the invoking of Taft- Hartley by President Bush. Showings: Friday, Sept. 7th at 6:30 and 9 pm; Monday, Sept. 10th at noon and 7 pm. All showings are free at the Warner Grand Theater, San Pedro.  Click EYE OF THE STORM  for directions and parking.” (Material quoted above from an e-mail message from the ILWU).

 

Before viewing the film, first read “Named for labor leader, UC program fights for funds,” Los Angeles Times, August 21, 2007.

Then read the Letter to the Editor “Working Against Labor” Los Angeles Times, August 25, 2007.

 

In your journal, written in class, in two paragraphs maximum, write your responses to the conflicting views given in the article by State Senate Minority Leader Dick Ackerman of Irvine and in the letter by Charlotte Costello of Fountain Valley.

 

If time remains, use the most recent articles listed in the Proquest Harbor College L.A. Times database to gather facts that are meaningful to you about any one of these topics—Miguel Contreras, Dick Ackerman, Labor Day, labor

 

 

CULTURE (part of SB “turnout”, chapter 8 and “culture”, chapter 6 topics):  animated film, art exhibits, lecture, Gronk’s BrainFlame, Sat., Sept. 8.

 

Quoted material below is from August 31, 2007, La Bloga.

 

   “You are invited to a special planetarium screening of Gronk’s BrainFlame, the West Coast premiere of an extraordinary animated short in 180-degree projection. It is presented by UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes and Glendale Community College.

WHEN: Saturday, September 8, 2007
WHERE: Glendale Community College, Planetarium and Science Center, 1500 North Verdugo Road, Glendale 91208

BrainFlame Screenings: 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:30 pm

Art exhibit on
BrainFlame and signing of the new book Gronk (UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Press) reception: 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

Screening ticket reservations required. Please reserve early, limited seating. Please RSVP for a specific screening by Sept. 4th: Bryan Robinson (310) 825-7716 or brobinson@support.ucla.edu.

Speaking of Gronk, he and Ricardo Garcia will have a joint show entitled Momento at the Metro Gallery: Contemporary Fine Art, 1835 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles , CA 90027, (323) 663-2787. The opening reception will be Saturday, September 8, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, with an artists lecture beginning at 7:30 pm. For more information, visit here.”

 

Before attending the event(s) read “This is Gronk’s Brain,” Los Angeles Times, August 31, 2007 and the excerpt from

August 31, 2007 La Bloga quoted above.

 

In your journal, written in class, in two paragraphs maximum, explain your response to the information given in the two sources. 

 

If time remains, explain what information you found in one source but not in the other.  Then use the Proquest Harbor College L.A. Times database to gather information on any one of these topics—Agustin Gurza, Gronk, Cronk, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, East Los Angeles Moratorium

 

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LABOR:  film--EYE OF THE STORM, Monday, Sept. 10, noon and 7 p.m               

        

The INTERNATIONAL LONGSHORE AND WAREHOUSE UNION (ILWU) “will host a premiere showing of EYE OF THE STORM, a documentary by independent filmmaker Amie Williams depicting the nine-month contract struggle between longshore workers and shippers that ultimately led to a 10-day lockout of ILWUers by the PMA and the invoking of Taft- Hartley by President Bush. Showings: Friday, Sept. 7th at 6:30 and 9 pm; Monday, Sept. 10th at noon and 7 pm. All showings are free at the Warner Grand Theater, San Pedro.  Click EYE OF THE STORM  for directions and parking.” (Material quoted above from an e-mail message from the ILWU).

 

Before viewing the film, first read “Named for labor leader, UC program fights for funds,” Los Angeles Times, August 21, 2007.

Then read the Letter to the Editor “Working Against Labor” Los Angeles Times, August 25, 2007.

 

In your journal, written in class, in two paragraphs maximum, write your responses to the conflicting views given in the article by State Senate Minority Leader Dick Ackerman of Irvine and in the letter by Charlotte Costello of Fountain Valley.

 

If time remains, use the most recent articles listed in the Proquest Harbor College L.A. Times database to gather facts that are meaningful to you about any one of these topics—Miguel Contreras, Dick Ackerman, Labor Day, labor