Wed, April 23, 6:30-9pm in Piedmont; also Sat, April 26, 3-5:30pm at New Parkway in Oakland
This documentary dramatizes the growing income gap in the United States and the implications for the health of the American economy.
A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, this film features Robert Reich, UC Berkeley professor, best-selling author, and former Clinton labor secretary, as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy. The film is an intimate portrait of a man who's overcome a great deal of personal adversity and whose lifelong goal remains protecting those who are unable to protect themselves. Through his singular perspective, Reich explains how the massive consolidation of wealth by a precious few threatens the viability of the American workforce and the foundation of democracy itself. Reich uses humor and a wide array of facts to explain how the issue of economic inequality affects each and every one of us.
There will be two free showings at two different locations:
1. Wednesday, April 23
Ellen Driscoll Playhouse
325 Highland Avenue (near Oakland Avenue)
Piedmont, Ca 94611
7:00 Showing of film (110 minutes)
2. Saturday, April 26
The New Parkway
474 24th Street (near Telegraph)
Oakland, Ca 94612
There is food available for purchase
The film stars Robert Reich and was directed by Jacob Kornbluth
The Appreciating Diversity Film Series is sponsored by The Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee, The Piedmont League of Voters, and DiversityWorks.
Added to the calendar on Saturday Mar 29th, 2014 1:22 PM