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ADP Organizes National Screening of “Inequality for All”

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By Caitlin Reilly, program associate, American Democracy Project

The American Democracy Project (ADP) has organized a national viewing of former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich’s documentary film “Inequality for All.” The viewing will be held today, Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EST on member campuses across the country. More than 80 ADP campuses will participate.  Robert Reich will host a national webcast from ADP campus San Francisco State University following the screening. ADP has devised several ways via social media and video for students and campuses to submit their questions for Reich to address during the webcast.

The documentary tackles the subject of the widening income inequality in America. The film touches on topics closely tied to the mission of ADP, as it examines how the increasing gap between socio-economic classes affects not only the U.S. economy, but also American democracy. Of the documentary and its subject matter, Vice President of Academic Leadership and Change George Mehaffy said, “No issue, for me, is more important than the loss of the middle class, and the growing divide between rich and poor. This divide increases polarization and bitterness, makes reaching collaborative solutions more difficult and threatens our democracy.”

Here are some examples of how ADP schools are participating in the screening:

Dalton State College 

Illinois State University

University of Nebraska Kearney

Winona State University

Let us know how your institution is participating in the comments!

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