National Screening of Inequality for All
AASCU’s American Democracy Project has been working with former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich and his staff to organize a simultaneous screening of his Inequality for All film at college campuses across the country.
The event is going to take place on Thursday, February 20, 2014, when campuses all over the United States will simultaneously screen the film at 5 p.m. EST. Following the film, Robert Reich has agreed to do a national webcast from an AASCU institution—San Francisco State University—and this will take place at 6:30 p.m. EST.
We are very excited about the opportunity that this event presents to raise awareness about economic inequality in America and afford our students a chance to come together for dialogue and deliberation on the subject. As you can see from the poster included below, we are partnering with The Democracy Commitment in our advertising. Several other groups (Democracy Matters, Generation Alliance, Generation Progress, NASPA and U.S. Students Association so far) have also signed up.
The only cost for a campus to participate is to have the institution’s library purchase the Reich film at a special reduced rate ($250, as compared to $400), which then can be used anytime on campus later on for classes, special showings, etc. We’ll also be organizing a variety of means (e.g., through Facebook, Twitter and video) of collecting questions from participating campuses to be asked of Reich during the webcast. Participating campuses will be provided with further details as well as a screening toolkit which includes a discussion guide and promotional materials.
What: National screening of Inequality for All, followed by live webcast conversation with Robert Reich
Where: On your campus; live webcast from San Francisco State University (Calif.)
When: Thursday, February 20, 2014 beginning at 5 p.m. EST with webcast at 6:30 p.m. EST