UPCOMING EVENTS for 2014-15
(Mid/late September) SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT & FILM SCREENING presented by Harry Gantz entitled "American Winter," the HBO documentary on poverty. This film challenges stereotypes about who turns to the social safety net for help and why. American Winter reveals emotional, personal stories behind an often impersonal and policy-heavy subject. This film can open people's minds to the human suffering behind the facts about rising income inequality, unemployment and underemployment, a shrinking social safety net, and a social service community stretched beyond their capacity to serve more people, with less resources. This documentary also breaks down destructive myths and stereotypes that portray those who need social services as "takers" and lazy people who don't deserve help.
To view a 5-minute preview copy this link: http://youtu.be//wJJR3IG72AA