Just Added: Shift Change (2013)

Thanks to some great students at New Economy@MIT and our awesome partners at MIT Rotch Library, we’ve been able to fill a gap in our fall schedule with one more film:

  • Thur 11/7: SHIFT CHANGE: PUTTING DEMOCRACY TO WORK (2013) With the long decline in US manufacturing and today’s economic crisis, millions have been thrown out of work, and many are losing their homes. The usual economic solutions are not working, so some citizens and public officials are ready to think outside of the box, to reinvent our failing economy in order to restore long term community stability and a more egalitarian way of life. SHIFT CHANGE tells the little known stories of employee-owned businesses that respond to this challenge, competing successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces. Directed by Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin. Co-sponsored by New Economy@MIT. 60 minutes. 6pm, MIT Room 3–133.

Note: Unlike all other films in the series, this one will start at 6pm. As always, free and open to everyone. Please join us, bring friends, spread the word.