March Free Movie Night: Robert Reich “Inequality for All”

Word is Finally Out:  We Are in a Class War

The Occupy Movements has always had as one of its cornerstones, the theme of income inequality–and power inequality– the 1% versus the rest of us.  Occupy started the conversation.  It has now finally hit the mainstream as people are awakening to the huge and immoral disparities between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us.

Inequality for All movie graphic. Robert ReichRobert Reich has always been an excellent teacher.  And his documentary, Inequality for All  brings the timely and important  subject of the economy and economic inequality down to earth so its impacts are readily understandable.  Robert Reich is a best-selling author of thirteen books, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, and a foremost expert on economics. We are pleased to be showing this important documentary, Inequality for All, for our March Free Movie Night as part of our regular monthly “What Went Wrong?” film series.  There will be conversation about income disparity following the movie. All are welcome.

What: Free Screening of Robert Reich’s Inequality for All

When:  Monday, March 17th, 7-9pm

Where: Sherrill Hall (St. Paul’s Church) 39 E. Central Street, Natick, MA  (side rear entrance)

More: Free parking in abutting municipal lot.  Light refreshments will be served.

Here is what Robert Reich has to say:

We’re in the biggest economic slump since the Great Depression, and we can’t seem to get out of it. Why? Because, exactly as in the 1920s, so much of the nation’s income and wealth are going to the top, that the vast middle class doesn’t have the purchasing power to keep the economy going.

I’ve spent most of my working life concerned about what’s happening to American workers – their jobs, their wages, their hopes and fears. My father sold clothing to the wives of factory workers in the late 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. I watched as the factories began to close, and as those families struggled with a new economy. Households kept their living standards by sending those wives and mothers into paid work – a strategy that did the trick for a time. But when it no longer generated enough income, American families went deeper and deeper into debt – and that’s been the vicious cycle most middle class Americans have been in ever since.

People are stressed. They’re angry and frustrated, and the tide is only rising on that front. Their debt obligations are staggering, yet (if lucky enough to have a job), they’re working harder and longer than ever before. People need to understand what’s happening to them – because from their perspective, the picture looks pretty bleak.

Until we can take a step back and understand the big picture, we can’t do anything to get ourselves out of this mess. Our democracy as we know it depends on it. I’m an educator. I love the classroom. But I also write books, appear on television and on the radio, and do everything else I can do to help people understand the economic truth. It’s my life’s work and it’s more important than ever. One of the best ways to help people understand the challenges we face, is with a movie that can grab an audience and move them to action.

And this movie will do exactly that.

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