Workfare Organizing Documentary

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Wed Nov 21 18:12:00 CST 2001


[ed:  those of you working on welfare reform issues may find this of 
interest.]

From:  "Dirk Slater" <dirk at welfarelaw.org>

Hey Folks - I got a sneak preview of this documentary a few weeks 
ago and I
have to say, it's fabulous.  Anyone interested in gaining further 
insight
into the challenges and triumphs of low-income leadership 
development and
organizing should see this film.  Note the screening premiere below 
and also
info on how to get a copy if you can't make the screening.

Dirk Slater
Senior Circuit Rider
LINC Project - Welfare Law Center
www.lincproject.org
dirk at welfarelaw.org
212.633.6967 ext. 22
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COME TO A SCREENING OF
A DAY'S WORK, A DAY'S PAY
A Video Documentary
A Powerful Organizing Tool

“A DAY’S WORK, A DAY’S PAY” is a one-hour video documentary 
that follows
three men and women through New York City's workfare program, 
the Work
Experience Program (WEP), one of the largest and most 
aggressive workfare
programs in the country. The video exposes the economic and 
racial
injustices of workfare and documents the organizing efforts of 
welfare
recipients to demand jobs creation, workplace protections, job 
training,
access to education, and quality child care.

WHEN: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4th, Doors open at 7 pm, 
screening starts at 7:30 pm
WHERE: CUNY GRADUATE CENTER AUDITORIUM—365 FIFTH 
AVE. @ 34th St.
RSVP: 212-817-8215. (leave name and address)

 “A DAY’S WORK, A DAY’S PAY” will be broadcast on Public 
Television
nationally in 2002. In addition, the film will be used as an 
educational and
organizing tool with welfare rights groups, community 
organizations, unions,
high-schools, universities, policymakers, and communities of faith 
in New
York City and across the country.


“A DAY’S WORK, A DAY’S PAY” was produced by Kathy Leichter 
and Jonathan
Skurnik, the co-founders of Mint Leaf Productions, a media 
production
company dedicated to creating social issue documentaries and 
videos for
television, non-profits, unions, and community organizations.

Here’s what some folks have said about “A DAY’S WORK, A 
DAY’S PAY”:

“The silver lining of the nation's meanspirited welfare reform 
program is
that it has bred active resistance. ‘A Day's Work, A Day's Pay’ 
features
workfare participants who refused to take the brutality of welfare 
reform
lying down. Drawing almost exclusively on the typically unheard 
voices of
recipients, this beautiful film offers an amazingly authentic picture 
of
workfare and the people that struggle against it. This compelling 
story of
brave low-income individuals organizing effectively for social 
change should
not be missed.” Mimi Ambramovitz, Professor, Hunter College 
School of Social
Work.

“This remarkable film is about mean social policy and the 
impressive efforts
of grassroots organizations to fight back. Documentaries often fail 
to tell
both the human and the political story. ‘A Day’s Work, A Day’s Pay’ 
tells
both.”  Peter Edelman, Professor of Law, Georgetown University 
Law Center

“A brilliant film about poverty, welfare reform, and the spirit of the
people who suffer both. We will become a better country with better 
policies
if every American sees this.” Frances Fox Piven, Distinguished 
Professor of
Political Science and Sociology, City University of New York 
Graduate
School.

To order a copy of “A DAY’S WORK, A DAY’S PAY” call 1-888-
367-9154,  email
orders at newday.com, or write:
New Day Films, 22-D Hollywood Avenue, Hohokus, NJ, 07432.
To reach Mint Leaf Productions, call: 212-952-0121, ext. 229 or 
email:
jonathan at mintleafproductions.com

“A Day’s Work, A Day’s Pay” is produced in association with the 
Independent
Television Service with funding provided by the Corporation for 
Public
Broadcasting. “A Day’s Work, A Day’s Pay” is a fiscally sponsored 
project of
The New York Foundation for the Arts. This event is co-sponsored 
by
Continuing Education & Public Programs, The Graduate Center, 
CUNY.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Kathy


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Kathy Leichter
Mint Leaf Productions
101 Maiden Lane
Suite 407
New York, NY 10038
(212) 952-0121, ext. 224
(212) 952-1051

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