On this Labor Day Sunday, we’ll reflect on the value of work, from jobs we’re paid to do to the vocations and avocations that call us to lives of integrity, service and joy. What does work mean, in a culture committed to capitalism? How can we honor the labor of all workers, paid, unpaid, and underpaid, and celebrate good work, well-done?
Forum: SUMMONED: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare – Film & Conversation
11:00 a.m. CT in Griffin Hall
In the depths of the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt appointed Frances Perkins as the first woman on a presidential cabinet. Against overwhelming odds, she became the driving force behind Social Security, the 40-hour work week, the eight-hour day, minimum wage and unemployment compensation. The filmfeatures compelling interviews with David Brooks, Nancy Pelosi, Amy Klobuchar, Lawrence O’Donnell and others to explore the history of our attitudes toward immigration, poverty, Socialism, and the role of government. We’ll talk about this and more after the 55-minute film.
Note: Due to copyright, this forum will not be available on Zoom. You can find the film at PBS or Amazon.