STRUGGLE! Social Justice Film Series
Sponsored by Labor Arts in South Bend & the Labor Studies Dept. at IUSB
DATES: Last Thursday of each month –January 31, February 28, March 28, April 30
TIME: 6:00-8:30 p.m.. Film Screenings begin promptly at 6:15 p.m.
LOCATION: The Natatorium, Civil Rights Heritage Center, 1040 W. Washington St. South Bend
Join Professors Paul Mishler and Gerrie Casey (Labor Studies at IUSB) for a series of classic films & provocative discussion.
More info: (574)520-4469
ZOOT SUIT (Luis Valdez, 1981)
This film/musical is based on the story involving the real-life events of the Sleepy Lagoon murder trial — when a group of young Mexican-Americans were wrongfully charged with murder — and the Zoot Suit Riots. In the play, Henry Reyna (inspired by real-life defendant Hank Leyvas) is a pachuco gangster and his gang, who were unfairly prosecuted, are thrown in jail for a murder they did not commit. The play is set in the barrios of Los Angeles in the early 1940s against the backdrop of the Zoot Suit Riots and World War II.