Documentary seeks to raise awareness of widening economic gap
What is a good society? The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy will explore this simple question when it screens the documentary “Inequality for All” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall.
“Inequality for All” follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country’s widening economic gap. As the L.A. Times observes, Reich makes the topic “come alive like you wouldn’t believe.”
The film focuses on the causes and impacts of the historically high income inequality in this country, looking at how it affects not only our economy but American democracy itself. By asking what is a good society, the film explores what role the widening income gap plays in the deterioration of the nation’s economic health.
Kate Brewster, executive director of the Economic Progress Institute, will speak briefly before the film and Joe Grady, senior fellow for public policy at the Pell Center, will lead a discussion afterward.
Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to the Pell Center at (401) 341-2927 or firstname.lastname@example.org.