Award-winning documentary American Winter reveals the devastating effects of high unemployment and underemployment, low wages, and forty years of shifting economic policies to benefit the wealthy at the expense of the middle class and working poor.
American Winter will be shown at a free screening on Friday, May 30 at 7:00 pm at the Clatsop Community College Performing Arts Center, 588 16th Street in Astoria.
A coalition of labor unions and community-based organizations who are working together as part of Oregon Strong Voice, including the Oregon AFL-CIO and the Lower Columbia Diversity Project, are co-sponsoring the event with Clatsop Community College.
“These partnerships are crucial to Oregon, and American Winter is a great film for this group to show in Astoria,” said Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain. “The message of the film is that middle class, working families are being left behind in our economy. The work that Oregon Strong Voice roundtables and partners like the Lower Columbia Diversity Project are doing is about educating the public that we can stand up and make real, positive change in our communities.”