VSW Salon, Fall 2021 Sept 23: Through Conflict to Negotiation
*PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED FOR ENTRY. Face Masks must be worn by all participants.
6 pm: Open Studio with VSW resident Granville Carroll
7 pm: Screening
Through Conflict to Negotiation (1968) – 16mm, 46 mins
Building an Organization (1968) – Video from 16mm, 38 minsDiscussion with Ashley Gantt of Free the People ROC and Tonya Noel of Flower City Noire CollectiveThe third and fourth installments in a five-part series entitled ‘Organizing for Power: The Alinsky Approach,” both films were shot by media activist Bonnie Klein in Rochester and Buffalo between 1967 and 1968. Through Conflict to Negotiation follows community organizer Saul Alinsky and Rochester’s Black-led community organization, FIGHT (Freedom, Independence, God, Honor, Today) as they confront Kodak on its legacy of racist hiring practices. Building an Organization follows the trajectory of a similar organization in Buffalo called BUILD, as its members confront the mayor’s office in the aftermath of the Buffalo Uprising of 1967. Together, they provide an image of the movement for Black Power in Western New York at the time, and the influence had by community organizations on the trajectory of both cities.
This is the third of four events in the Framing Struggle series. Tracing image production strategies developed within and alongside social movements here and elsewhere, this four part film series sets out to produce a new discursive space for reading movies as expressions of solidarity. Curated by Casey Asprooth Jackson
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