The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales

Description

Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
Speakers:
Abigail Disney
Kathleen Hughes
Rebecca Henderson
Artemis Bell
Sharon Block
Co-Sponsors:
Harvard Law School Center for Labor and a Just Economy
Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy
Women and Public Policy Program

In The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales, filmmaker and philanthropist Abigail Disney grapples with America’s inequality crisis. The story begins in 2018, after Abigail encounters workers at the company that bears her name struggling to put food on the table. Could she, the granddaughter of Walt Disney's brother and company co-founder, Roy, with no role in the multinational conglomerate, use her famous last name to help pressure Disney and other American corporations to treat low-wage workers more humanely?

Please join the Institute of Politics, the Center for Labor and a Just Economy at Harvard Law School, the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, and the Women and Public Policy Program in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum for an examination of corporate power, modern American capitalism, and what a fairer future for everyone would look like. Immediately following the discussion, the JFK Jr. Forum will hold a screening of this feature-length, personal essay documentary with complimentary refreshments and snacks from 7:00 to 8:30 PM ET.

Panelists include:

Abigail Disney, Director, Producer, The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales
Kathleen Hughes, Director, Producer, The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales
Rebecca Henderson, John and Natty McArthur University Professor at Harvard University (featured in The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales)
Artemis Bell, Former Disney cast member (featured in The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales)
Sharon Block (Moderator), Professor of Practice and Executive Director of the Center for Labor and a Just Economy at Harvard Law School

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