Class Warfare in Philadelphia

July 17, 2013
  • Class Warfare in Philadelphia


This 8-episode series looks at economic inequality in Philadelphia and the political activism of engaged Philadelphians who are targeting the social and material disparities burdening the City’s poor and working people. Drawing on public forums hosted by Larry Robin of Moonstone Arts Center and featuring the documentary still photography of Harvey Finkle, “Class Warfare in Philadelphia” combines the power of visual images and the words of committed advocates to advance our understanding of social injustice.

Go to the PhillyCAM website. Click on “Watch Now” and then click on “On-Demand.” Scroll Down to “Class Warfare.”

Here is a list of the 8 Episodes of “Class Warfare in Philadelphia”:

#1 Arts & the Social World, featuring the animated David Harvey talk “The Crisis of Capitalism” and a photo exhibit on Class Warfare curated by Ted Adams

#2 The Financial Crisis, featuring Bryn Mawr social work professor Sanford Schram and public interest lawyer Irv Ackelsberg

#3 Foreclosures, featuring John Dodds and Sharon Green of the Philadelphia Unemployment Project (PUP) and Max Rameau of Take Back the Land

#4 Land Banks & Land Trusts, featuring Ed J. Dodson of the Henry George School, Marcus Presley of WCRP, Nancy Salandra of Liberty Resources and the Campaign to Take Back Vacant Land and Cheri Honkala of the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign

#5 & #6 Unions & the Public Sector, featuring Henry Nicholas of Local 1099C and the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees, Jim Moran of PhilaPosh, Tom Cronin of AFSME District Council 47, Ron Whitehorne of the TWU and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook and labor historian Francis Ryan

#7 & #8 Communities Confront Class Warfare, featuring Casey Cook of Bread & Roses, Kaytee Reik of Act Up, Ronald Blount of the United Taxi Workers Alliance of PA, Fabricio Rodriguez of the Restaurant Opportunity Center, Gwen Synder of Philadelphia Jobs with Justice and Galen Taylor of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union and the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign

Produced by Harvey Finkle, Carol Finkle and Larry Robin in association with the UPenn Program on Documentaries and the Law