(Matthew Warchus, UK/France 2014, 117 min., DCP)
Rochester Labor Film Series. Pride is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power, and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.
“The cause of labor is the cause of every LGBT person. Solidarity isn’t transactional, it’s transformational. ‘An injury to one is an injury to all’ is more than just a slogan for the labor movement. We should adopt it as our own.” – Jerame Davis, Executive Director, Pride at Work
Speaker: Bess Watts, President, Pride at Work AFL-CIO, Rochester Finger Lakes Chapter