Tackling economics with ‘Inequality for All’

Tackling economics with ‘Inequality for All’

For Immediate Release: Feb. 7, 2014

Inequality for All

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University will join more than 150 other campuses in screening the Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary “Inequality for All.” The screening will be held Thursday, Feb. 20, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the McCormick Center for the Human Services, room 1303. Beginning at 4 p.m., a panel of university faculty will discuss the problems of economic inequality in McCormick Center, room 1316.

“Inequality for All” follows former Labor Secretary Robert Reich in his effort to raise awareness of the country’s widening economic gap. After the screening, Reich will hold a live webcast from San Francisco to answer questions about the film.

The discussion panel will be made up of five BU faculty members from the history, political science and economics departments. Their discussion will align with President Barack Obama’s remarks during his recent State of the Union Address. In March, the president will meet with the pope to discuss their shared commitment to fighting poverty.

The film screening, panel discussion and live webcast are sponsored by the American Democracy Department. All three events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Tim Pelton, civic engagement coordinator, at 570-389-5437.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.