“Fight for $15” featured at Debs Foundation event (September 28)

Neal Bisno at the podium; Foundation President Noel Beasley and Betty Douglas at the table

On Saturday September 28, the Debs Foundation sponsored numerous events leading up to the Debs Award Dinner. One event was held in the Library Events Area: the Debs Award winner, Mary Kay Edwards, International President of the Service Employees International Union {SEIU}, was scheduled to speak about the “Fight for $15” movement (to raise minimum wage to $15). Unfortunately due to illness, she was unable to travel to Terre Haute. In her place, speakers from the movement presented information, a short video, and hosted a q/a session: Betty Douglas, a 61-year-old mother of three and McDonald’s employee and now activist and Neal Bisno, Executive Vice-President of the SEIU, along with Debs Foundation President Noel Beasley

Neal Bisno at the podium
Audience attending “Fight for $15”; Foundation President, Noel Beasley at the podium
Audience watching video on “Fight for $15”

March 8: documentary: RePlanted (focus on international students in Terre Haute)

11:30, Library Events Area

“Replanted” is a documentary focusing on international students living in Terre Haute. Half a world away from their home countries, they are replanted in a place completely new to them.

This documentary explores their struggles and challenges during their study in this small town, and their takes on social circle, cultural differences, and future uncertainties in the U.S.

This project is funded by the University Arts Endowment Committee and is created and directed by Dr. Haijing Tu. Info: haijing.tu@indstate.edu or (812) 237-4610(812) 237-4610.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent scholarly contributions: Edith Campbell

Edith Campbell (Education Librarian) recently wrote an article for School Library Journal (SLJ). It is in the online edition of the journal, with her byline dated December 19, 2018. This article also appears in SLJ’s, Be Teen.

 https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=edi-campbell-picks-nonfiction-contenders-for-top-prize-pondering-printz&fbclid=IwAR1xTwn29-Kg2cfMA_OOg0uHFBJY-FhvqaT3JKQKyZ-xHSaW8vKAK-C4TNw

Ms. Campbell also wrote one of SLJ’s most read articles for 2018: https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=educators-mist-mind-tone-policing

October 20: “At the River I Stand” with William “Bill” Lucy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Film is available to ISU community within the Films on Demand database. Blogger’s note: this is a powerful film about a difficult time in American history. It is both historical and timely.  I urge you to take the time to watch it!

Description: This documentary unravels the complex historical forces that turned a strike by Memphis sanitation workers into a national conflagration, ultimately leading to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Reconstructing two eventful months in the spring of 1968, the film brings into sharp relief issues that have become only more urgent with time: the connection between economic and civil rights, debates over strategies for change, and the fight for dignity for all working people. Stirring historical footage shows the community mobilizing behind the strikers, and retired sanitation workers recall their fear about going up against “the white power structure” when they struck for higher wages and union recognition.

Read about Bill Lucy

Following the photos you’ll find a bibliography of ISU Library resources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audience applauds after Mr. Lucy finishes speaking and answering questions.

Bibliography to accompany Program: