Ghosts of Attica Film Screening & IWOC Prison Strike Discussion

by Mohawk Valley Freedom School

There will be a film screening and discussion at Mohawk Valley Community College in ACC 116 this Tuesday, October 4 from 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM that is free and open to the public.

The documentary film “Ghosts of Attica” (2001) will be shown to shed light on the Attica Prison uprising of 1971 and the aftermath of the riots. The New York Times said the film was “Unsparing… ‘Ghosts’ is timely for more than historical reasons.” And the Hollywood Reporter stated that the film was “An excellent and constantly engaging primer on the horrific riot… the ghosts of Attica are very much alive.”

There will be a post-screen discussion about the film led by Adjunct Faculty Brendan Dunn. There will also be a short discussion on the IWW Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) which launched one of the largest prisoner strikes in U.S. history this September. For any interested MVCC students, this will be a DGV event.

For anyone interested in learning about the IWOC prisoner strike, please visit: https://iwoc.noblogs.org/

This event is cosponsored by the Mohawk Valley Freedom School, MVCC Student Social Justice Club and members of the IWW.

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