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Loras to host free screening of award-winning documentary “Inequality for All” on Feb. 20

2/14/2014
 
On February 20, 2014, Loras College will be providing the greater Dubuque community with an opportunity to view and discuss “Inequality for All,” an award-winning documentary about income inequality in our nation and the way it has shaped our economy and democracy.
 
Sponsored by the Loras social work program, Loras College Library, Kucera Center and Loras Peace and Justice, the film screening will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Alumni Campus Center, Marie Graber Ballroom, and is free and open to the public.  After the film, the film’s producer will lead an interactive webcast, in which the audience will have the opportunity to critically think about the topics portrayed in the documentary.
 
“Inequality for All” follows Robert Reich—professor, best-selling author and former Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton—as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has impacted the American economy. The film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was recently released in theaters nationwide by The Weinstein Co. - RADiUS.
 
The film alternates between intimate, approachable sequences and intellectually rigorous arguments, allowing viewers with little or no economic understanding and those will expert training to walk away with a comprehensive and significantly deeper sense of the issue.
 
Nancy Zachar Fett, associate professor of social work, explains, “This is not a movie that blames the rich.  It shows how policy changes over the last decades have stacked the deck against the working and middle classes.  This is not a documentary about us versus them.  It’s about how we are all in this together.”   
 
For more information about “Inequality for All” and to view the trailer, please visit www.InequalityForAll.com    
 
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