Tue, Jul 22, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Moral Movies Winston-Salem: Inequality For All

 

Join us for Moral Movies in Winston-Salem
Tuesday, July 22, 6 p.m.
Green Street United Methodist Church, 639 S Green St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

The NC-NAACP, Working Films, and state and local partner organizations are concluding the four month Moral Movies Film Series, with nine screenings of the acclaimed documentary Inequality for All. The film features Robert Reich - professor, best-selling author, and Clinton cabinet member - as he demonstrates how the widening income gap is having a devastating impact on the American economy.

The Winston-Salem screening will take place Tuesday, July 22, at 6 p.m. at Green Steet United Methodist Church. The film will also screen in Asheville, Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville, Greenville, Greensboro, Raleigh and Wilmington beginning on July 22. The events aim to encourage dialogue and action to address economic inequality in the state. 

Inequality for All is an intimate portrait of a man whose lifelong goal has been “protecting those who are unable to protect themselves.” Reich suggests that the massive consolidation of wealth by a precious few threatens the viability of the American workforce and the foundation of democracy itself. According to Alexandra Sirota, Director of the NC Budget and Tax Center, “North Carolina, like the nation, is seeing increased barriers for too many to get ahead. Inequality for All provides the important context for this experience and makes it clear that policy choices have built these barriers rather than a smoother path to a strong middle class.”

The Moral Movies Film Series kicked off in April of this year in response to and in partnership with many of the leading organizations involved in the growing Moral Monday movement led by the North Carolina NAACP. Overtime, the series has connected audiences across the state with dozens of organizations working to support quality education, working families, and civic participation.  The screenings pair facilitated dialogue with opportunities for audiences to get involved in the issues at hand.

Working Films, a national nonprofit and nonpartisan organization based in Wilmington, NC has coordinated the series. Working Films builds partnerships between nonfiction media-makers, nonprofit organizations, businesses, educators and advocates to advance community-based and policy solutions that address social, economic, and environmental challenges facing communities across the nation. Co-director Molly Murphy says, “Working Films was inspired to pursue this series by the unprecedented civic engagement sparked by the Moral Monday demonstrations that began at the state capitol last year. As an organization that has worked across the U.S. and internationally for over a decade to use film to raise awareness and catalyze community and civic involvement, we saw an opportunity to use great films to inform and inspire citizen participation pressing issues in our home state of North Carolina.”

Event Location

Green Street United Methodist Church
639 S Green St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Winston-Salem,  27101


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