3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20
175 Willey Hall Auditorium, 225
The event is free, but cash donations to assist Cedar-Riverside fire victims are encouraged.
America's widening income disparity and the economic erosion of its middle class takes center stage in Inequality for All, a 2013 Sundance Film Festival-winning documentary featuring economist and best selling author Robert Reich. Through humor and interviews with ordinary Americans, Reich argues the devastating effects of America's widening income inequality not only threatens the existence of a middle class, but the very foundation of democracy creating a perilous American crisis. Minnesota Fifth District Congressman Keith Ellison will provide opening remarks; the screening will be followed by a 30-minute live broadcast with Reich. The event is sponsored by the University of Minnesota's Office for Public Engagement, Community Service-Learning Center, Department of Political Science, College Democrats at the University of Minnesota, and the Office for Student Affairs and the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs. For a link to the film trailer, please see http://inequalityforall.com/
In conjunction with the Inequality for All video screening, City Council Member Abdi Warsame will also be talking about the Cedar-Riverside fire.
Find out more about the fire and the impact it had on the residents of the neighborhood here.