Dalton State Hosts "Inequality For All" Screening On Feb. 20

Monday, February 10, 2014

America’s ever-widening income gap and the destructive economic impact of a shrinking middle class will be examined in “Inequality for All,” a 2013 documentary film that will be screened and discussed at Dalton State College on Thursday, February 20.

Dalton State is participating in a national campus screening of the documentary as part of The American Democracy Project of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. The public is invited and encouraged to attend the free screening and discussion.

“I think this documentary is a wakeup call to everyone, regardless of political leaning or income bracket,” says Matthew Hipps, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Dalton State. “It’s not about pointing fingers or giving the ‘undeserving’ a continued handout; this documentary reminds us that the widening income gap in America has become one of the most dangerous pandemics of our time.”

“Inequality for All” features Robert Reich who served in the Clinton, Carter, and Ford administrations and today serves as the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. In the film, Reich explores the links between high inequality and economic crashes, the plight of the disappearing middle class in America, and fluctuations and instability of the current economy.  

Shot over the period of a year in San Francisco Bay, Sacramento, Washington, DC, Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, and rural northern California, “Inequality for All” seeks to unmask truths about the widening monetary gap between economic classes.

“I think after viewing this film and participating in the discussion, individuals will take away a new sense of what poverty looks like and how we as a country can help,” says Amber Lesicko, Coordinator for Leadership and Civic Engagement at Dalton State. She and Hipps as faculty advisor administer American Democracy Project activities at Dalton State.



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