“Whose neck shall I stand on to make me feel superior, and what will I have out of it? I don’t want anything lower than I am. I am low enough already. I want to rise and to push everything up with me as I go.”
In anticipation of our Lost Angles discussion of Red Hollywood on July 29th, we are holding a special screening of the 1954 film Salt of the Earth.
The fictionalized account of the 1951 Empire Zinc mine strike depicts Anglo- and Mexican-American workers as they challenge their bosses and join forces with the women in their community to fight for equality and their dignity. The film was made by several blacklisted filmmakers and the unbelievable story of its production and distribution stands as a testament to resilience in the face of capital interests.
Come enjoy the movie with comrades and learn more about the history and legacy of the project itself.
*Due to recent changes in local health guidance, this event will be held online. A link will be provided before the event for everyone who RSVPs.*
Remember to join the DSA-LA Political Education Committee for our third class of the Political Education Committee’s 5-Part Night School Series: Lost Angles Red Hollywood on July 29th at 6PM.
Each session features a brief, informal presentation followed by facilitated discussion designed to engage all levels and connect current events to foundational socialist concepts and debates.