Mercy Junction co-sponsoring ‘Inequality for All’ screening

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Mercy Junction, along with co-sponsors Move to Amend Chattanooga, SEIU Local 205, Chattanooga Labor Council and Chattanooga for Workers, is presenting a public screening of the documentary “Inequality For All” followed by a live Skype discussion with former Labor Secretary and film creator, Robert Reich.

“Inequality for All” is a 2013 documentary directed by Jacob Kornbluth. The film examines widening income inequality in the United States. It is presented by American economist, author and professor Robert Reich. Premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, it won a U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Achievement in Film-Making.

Reich distills the story through the lens of widening income inequality—currently at historic highs—and explores what effects this increasing gap has, not only on the U.S. economy, but American democracy itself. At the heart of the film is a simple proposition: What is a good society and what role does the widening income gap play in the deterioration of the nation’s economic health?

Reich served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997. In 2008, Time magazine named him one of the Ten Best Cabinet Members of the century, and The Wall Street Journal in 2008 placed him sixth on its list of the “Most Influential Business Thinkers”. He was appointed a member of President-elect Barack Obama’s economic transition advisory board.

His Skype discussion will address issues that are specific to Chattanooga, especially the need for stronger labor organizing to stem the growth of inequality and restore power to working/middle class Americans.

Please arrive early as seating is limited.

Free Concessions will be served.

 

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