The Black Arts Alliance, and the NHC NAACP, are concluding the Wilmington Moral Movies Film Series with a screening 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 film will screen at the Cameron Art Museum on Thursday July 31st at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public, and aims 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 along with statewide partners including the NC NAACP, the Tarheel Alliance for Classroom Teachers, Democracy NC, the NC AFL-CIO, and The NC Justice Center. 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.
DATE: Wilmington: Thursday, July 31st, 7pm
TIME & PLACE: Cameron Art Museum, 3201 S. 17th St. Wilmington, NC 28412