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Indie Lens Pop-Up Presents: 9TO5: THE STORY OF A MOVEMENT

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Indie Lens Pop-Up Presents: 9TO5: THE STORY OF A MOVEMENT

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9to5: The Story of a Movement captures the real-life fight that inspired a hit and changed the American workplace forever. What might we learn from the 9to5 movement? How can it inspire workers today?

Join a national audience for a special Indie Lens Pop-Up interactive live chat and online screening of 9to5: The Story of a Movement, featuring remarks by:

  • Elizabeth H. Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO
  • Julia Reichert, Director & Producer, 9to5: The Story of a Movement

Followed by a post-screening panel with special guests:

  • Valarie Long, International Executive Vice President, SEIU
  • Karen Nussbaum, Founding Director, 9to5; District 925, SEIU; and Working America
  • Adriana Alvarez, Worker leader from Fight for $15

AFL-CIO Organizing Institute, Coworker.org, Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, and National Legal Advocacy Network will be joining us in the text chat to share resources and opportunities about workers’ rights.

The film screening will be open captioned and the livestream Q&A will have ASL interpretation.

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9to5: The Story of a Movement by Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar

When Dolly Parton sang “9 to 5,” she was doing more than just shining a light on the fate of American working women. Parton was singing the true story of a movement that started with 9to5, a group of Boston secretaries in the early 1970s. Their goals were simple—better pay, more advancement opportunities, and an end to sexual harassment—but their unconventional approach attracted the press and shamed their bosses into change. Featuring interviews with 9to5’s founders, as well as actor and activist Jane Fonda, 9to5: The Story of a Movement is the previously untold story of the fight that inspired a hit and changed the American workplace.

9to5: The Story of a Movement will air and stream on PBS's Independent Lens on February 1 at 10/9c. Learn more.

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This event is hosted by Indie Lens Pop-Up in collaboration with 9to5, AFL-CIO, Arkansas Peace & Justice Memorial Movement, Bud Werner Memorial Library, Charitable Film Network, City of Mesa, Coalition of Labor Union Women, Coworker.org, Durango Public Library, Fight for $15, Georgia Public Broadcasting, Global Peace Film Festival, Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking, Jobs With Justice, Kansas City Public Library, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, the Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA), Maryland Public Television, Meaningful Movies Project, Midwest Academy, National Employment Law Project, Panhandle PBS, PBS Hawai‘i, Pickford Film Center, SEIU, Tillotson Center, United Association for Labor Education, Upstate Films, WCTE, Working America, WSIU Public Broadcasting, Yale Film Archive, and Zinn Education Project.

With support from ITVS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS.

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Note for those joining from outside the U.S.: To ensure each show does not exceed its granted rights for streaming PBS content, PBS.org is subject to geo-filtering, which unfortunately eliminates international streaming ability for 9to5: The Story of a Movement.

If you are joining from outside the U.S., please join us for the Q&A at 8:30pm ET.

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