Monday, 15 October 2012

FLP Film Launch: Meet the Panelists

Friday night's launch of A Struggle to Remember: Fighting for our Families will be followed by a Q&A session and panel discussion which will commence at 8:10 p.m.

Meet the Panelists:

Aaron Floresco of Past Perfect Productions is a distinguished documentary filmmaker who has received awards here and in other countries. Based in Winnipeg, he has a national profile, and among other projects, did the tribute film for Jack Layton’s funeral.

Rosemary Warskett is a professor of Law at Carleton University. She is a progressive, and formerly worked for a union. Her fields of study include early feminist unions in B.C., including their pioneering work in paid maternity leave.

Jean-Claude Parrot was President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, and Vice President of the Canadian Labour Congress. He led his union on an epic 42 day strike which won paid maternity leave.

Arthur Carkner is a former union rep and an active member of the Workers History Museum. He was a strike leader and later a bargaining team member for the CR group in the Public Service Alliance of Canada during critical rounds of negotiations for family leaves.

Naomi Gadbois (Moderator) is a labour educator and an active member of the Canadian Auto Workers. She  is Vice President of the Workers History Museum.

Disclaimer: Pleased be advised that Friday's panel discussion will be filmed and posted online as part of the WHM's virtual programs. Audience members may be videotaped.

We look forward to seeing old and new faces this Friday, October 19 at the Galerie SAW Gallery (67 Nicholas Street). Doors open at 7:00 p.m.  

Admission is free so bring a friend!

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