Nov 18: Film screening Robert Reich's "Inequality for All"

Inequality for All is a new documentary that blends facts, infographics, interviews, and profiles of families whose lives have been scarred by the new economy. All of that is backgrounded against the story of Berkeley Professor Robert Reich’s lifelong work to push for a just economy—including his frustrations serving as Labor Secretary during President Clinton’s first term. The film highlights the fact that working families and the middle class are getting crushed while the super-rich game the system and that idea that it is up to us to build an America that works for all of us.

Inequality for All ties the vast increase in income inequality to the loss of unionization, the diversion of economic growth from wages to CEO compensation and profits, the financialization of the economy, cutting taxes for the wealthy, and the failure of government to keep investing in education and infrastructure.

We invite you to join us for a free screening. Robert Reich himself will be Skyping into our venue for a Q and A. At the screening we will highlight some of the ways we fight inequality here in Pittsburgh and the surrounding region.

Sponsored by the CMU Center for the Arts in Society, Make it Our UPMC, The Pittsburgh Collaborative for Working Class Studies, One Pittsburgh, the Thomas Merton Center, the Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival “Faces of Work,” the CMU English Department, and the CMU Office of Student Affairs.

6:15 p.m. (doors open at 6) in McConomy Auditorium of the Carnegie Mellon University Center (5032 Forbes Ave, 15213 -- near Forbes and Morewood.  Parking is free after hours in the Morewood lot, parking area #3 on this map).   Sponsored by university and community groups including the Center for Arts in Society at CMU, OnePittsburgh, the Humanities Center Film Festival "Faces of Work," and the newly-formed Pittsburgh Collaborative for Working Class Studies.  For more information, contact Kathy M. Newman (Professor of English):  email or 412-983-7094.

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