Event

“Wisconsin Rising” – Exclusive Kenosha Screening
13
Oct
2014

“Wisconsin Rising” – Exclusive Kenosha Screening

  • Location:5014 7th Ave, Kenosha WI 53140
  • Venue:Fusion
  • Length:07:00 pm – 09:00 pm

“Wisconsin Rising “ is a film by Sam Mayfield Lower Third Productions

Film Screening  Sponsored by the Kenosha County Democratic Party

(Tickets available at the door for $10, cash only. Advance tickets available for $10 by calling 262-945-209)

Wisconsin Rising documents the largest sustained workers’ resistance movement in American history. It tells the story of how Wisconsin became a testing ground for the nation in 2011. It was the canary in the coal mine as big money and power waited to see how far they could push people’s rights, in a political environment where corporations have greater and greater clout and ordinary citizens are losing their ability to obtain redress.

Following conservative Governor Scott Walker’s announcement of his controversial ‘Budget Repair Bill,’ the people of Wisconsin rose up, occupied their state capitol and took to the streets as rarely before seen in American History. Their collective actions are the largest sustained gathering of any workers resistance in US history.

Many say Walker’s bill is an assault on working people, unions and the poorest, most vulnerable people in the state. At a time when millions of American families feel the crush of debt and joblessness, while large corporations are seeing record profits, Badger State residents demonstrated the strength that comes from a shared sense of community and acting collectively.

While Wisconsin Rising highlights one state’s rejection of a conservative takeover, it is a microcosm of what is at stake in America today, at a time of fiscal crisis, ideologically-driven budgets and social reforms.

“Sam Mayfield’s Wisconsin Rising is up-close and personal…and political. This slice of life, a moment in movement history, captures the struggles of the American Middle Class confronting the corrupting power of money over democracy. Don’t miss it.”
— Amy Goodman, Host & Executive Producer, Democracy Now!

“[Wisconsin Rising] captures the spirit and intensity of the dramatic events as they unfolded, and reminds us that we cannot predict the future, and we should not forget our past, even our recent past.”
— Robert McChesney, PhD, Professor at the University of Illinois

“Wisconsin Rising is a powerful documentary about the protests against Gov. Scott Walker”
— Dean Robbins, The Daily Page, Madison WI

(KPAA and Fusion do not endorse or support any position on the subject matter being presented)