The Democracy Commitment has been working with the American Democracy Project and 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 will take place on Thursday, February 20, 2014, when institutions all over the United States will simultaneously screen the film at 5 p.m. EST. Following the showing, Robert Reich has agreed to do a national webcast from an ADP institution—San Francisco State University—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 give our students a chance to come together for dialogue and deliberation on the subject. Several other groups (i.e., Democracy Matters, Generation Alliance, Generation Progress, NASPA and U.S. Students Association so far) have also signed up. We really hope your campus will also sign on to be a part of this event, which has been a catalyst for developing the first joint initiative between TDC and ADP–you will be hearing more about this in the coming months. You are also welcome to forward this to other campus networks as well. It would be wonderful to make this a truly monumental national event, and with your help, we can do that
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 can then 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.
National screening of Inequality for All, followed by live conversation with Robert Reich via webcast
On your campus; live webcast from San Francisco State University (Calif.)
Thursday, February 20, 2014 beginning at 5 p.m. EST with the webcast at 6:30 p.m. EST
Please contact me if you are interested in participating in this national effort, so that I can get you in touch with the right people.