Virtual Film Screening - 9to5: The Story of a Movement
This event is in the past.
Detroit, MI 48202
WKAR Public Media
the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban and
MSU WorkLife Office at Michigan State University
Present a Virtual Preview Screening of
January 28, 7pm
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.
The film draws heavily on SEIU District 925 archival records from the Reuther Library as well as SEIU Photos collections.
Virtual Film Screening Followed by a Panel Discussion
Event is Free, but RSVP Requested: https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/it7yn
PANEL DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW.
Panel Moderator: Jaimie Hutchison
Deputy Director, WorkLife Office at Michigan State University
U.S. Historian, Georgetown University
The Worker Institute at Cornell University
Department of History at Towson University