“Norma Rae,” at IRC Vladivostok

On March 4, in honor of Women’s History Month, Information Resource Center Vladivostok held a screening of “Norma Rae,” the late 70s Sally Field film about a factory worker from small town North Carolina who becomes involved in the labor union at the textile factory where she works. The screening was followed by a discussion led by Consular Chief Bernadette Halat during which participants talked about how Norma Rae’s view of the world and her own abilities changed when she began to stand up for her rights; what tactics the mill management used to discourage people from forming a union; for whom Norma Rae was a hero; how one person can make positive changes for many people. This event was part of the monthly movie series held at IRC Vladivostok on the first Friday of each month.