Visions of Labor: Film and Worker Voices is a UMass Amherst Labor Center multi-faceted project that employs the power of worker stories, told through film and video, to inspire reflection, discussion, and creative thought and action.
Visions of Labor Project activities began in 2019. Learn more about the project and how you can get involved. Check out current Visions resources through the conference page and the links below, and continue to visit us at this site to stay updated.
Visions of Labor Materials and Resources:
Photo credit: Julian Parker-Burns
From Labor Center Director Cedric de Leon's Visions conference introduction:
"The Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie recently said that so many of the world’s ills can be traced to the danger of a single story, a story that misleads us to believe only one thing about an entire people, country or culture. The power of film is that it can amplify an alternative story and broadcast it to large numbers of people. This programming offers an alternative common sense - a people’s story - about capitalist greed, about the courage of workers to speak truth to power, about the shocking indignities workers face on a daily basis, and about the enduring power of collective struggle."