Susi's Station Notes: Our Next Community Cinema

Oct 12, 2012

WKAR is doing so many things this month, it is hard to keep up! One I am particularly excited about is the second in our series of Community Cinema screenings and follow-up community discussions.

On Thursday, October 18, we will be turn our attention to the economy, a key issue in the 2012 presidential election. We'll be viewing the "Independent Lens" documentary "As Goes Janesville." The topic of this film centers on the events that happened when a GM plant closed in Janesville, Wisconsin. While there are certainly differences, there are also some parallels with Lansing and the General Motors operations here.

We have a terrific panel to lead a discussion after the screening. Former Mayor David Hollister, Jack Davis and Ray Tadgerson were all part of the Keep GM committee. Mike Green is the current president of UAW Local 652.

We're also pleased to have some terrific community partners including MSU's Women's Resource Center and MSU Center for Gender in Global Context. Joining them for this screening are LEAP and Prima Civitas.

The screening will be here at WKAR at a slightly later time — 7:30 p.m. — on October 18. You can reserve your seats right here online.

I hope to see you there!