Three days of film showings – part of the 13th annual Reel Work May Day Labor Film Festival – will be held on the campus of Cal State Monterey Bay.

The festival features films that illuminate the lives and struggles of workers in the United States and around the world.

From the film Wisconsin RisingThe programs are sponsored by the CSUMB chapter of the California Faculty Association and the Student California Teachers Association.


Monday, April 28, 6 p.m., University Center on Sixth Avenue at B Street, two films explore the role of public workers in current struggles to maintain wages and benefits through union organizing.

Wisconsin Rising, Madison in 2011 was the testing ground as big money and power waited to see how far it could push back people’s rights. Schoolidarity: Reading, Writing. Revolution. Lessons of Madison and the Chicago teachers strike.

Tuesday, April 29, 4 p.m., Oaks Hall (Bldg. 490) on Inter-Garrison Road near Sixth Avenue: Seven Spanish-language short films with English subtitles. Many of the films come from Spain. With humor and irony, they explore the consequences of the country’s 25 percent unemployment rate.
Co-host: School of World Languages and Cultures at CSUMB

Pete SeegerThursday, May 1, 4 p.m., Chapman Science Center, Room E104, on Fifth Avenue and Divarty Street: Two films explore labor unions and economics in Haiti and South Africa.

From Haiti: Ann Kore Moun – Collective Action: A Force for Development
From South Africa: False Profits
Speaker: CSUMB Professor Angie Tran

8 p.m., Tanimura and Antle Library, Divarty Street and Fifth Avenue: Pete Seeger: The Power of Song examines the life and times of the architect of the U.S. folk revival

Admission to all events is free; donations will be accepted. Visitors must purchase a parking permit from a nearby dispenser. Driving directions and a campus map are available here.

For a complete listing of this year’s films in Monterey, Santa Cruz and Santa Clara counties, click here. For more information on the CSUMB screenings, contact Jennifer Colby at 582-5045 or