Who is actually looking out for the American worker? According to former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, no one. The economic gap in the United States is widening and the middle class is trapped as the nation experiences the biggest slump since the Great Depression.
Reich profiles this widening economic gap in Jacob Kornbluth’s documentary film “Inequality for All,” which will be shown at Jacksonville State University and college campuses across the country on February 20 at 4 p.m.. The free screening in the Leone Cole Auditorium will be followed by a live webcast with Reich.
A Sundance Film Festival special jury prize winner, “Inequality for All” is also being shown this month to legislators across the nation “to drive the issue of inequality to the top of the policymaking agenda,” according to the film’s website. This month marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty.”
The JSU screening is sponsored by the JSU American Democracy Project team and members of the English, Political Science and Public Administration, Biology, Social Work and Sociology, and Audiovisual Departments.
The public is encouraged to attend.