Summer Movie Night: Inequality for All
|Monday, August 11, 2014|
|5:00 pm||to||8:00 pm|
[NOTE EARLIER START TIME: 5:00 pm]
We don’t need to be expert economists to recognize the dramatic disparity in wealth between the rich and, well, everyone else. Since the 1970s, the gap between rich and poor has steadily widened, exacerbated by the recent financial crisis but tracing its roots to policies put in place several decades ago. How can we better understand those policies and their impact, to better prepare ourselves as advocates and fighters for change?
Join us for a thought-provoking meeting, with a showing of the film Inequality for All, featuring Robert Reich, former US Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton and now a professor at UC Berkeley. Prof. Reich examines the widening income inequality in the US, exploring not just its impact on the US economy and threat to the American middle class, but even its disruption of life in the country overall.
Please Note: Because of the length of the movie, we are starting earlier than usual this month. Doors will open at 5 p.m., and the program will start promptly at 5:30 p.m.
“We make the rules of the economy – and we have the power to change those rules.” – Robert Reich
As always the meeting is at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone (free lower level parking off Alameda St.)