Opportunity to support independent media about economic justice

The Smith-Barbieri Progressive Fund, A Charitable Foundation and Ron & Debbie Reed are hosting the community screening where proceeds will be donated to the 2nd Harvest Food Bank of Spokane. This screening is being produced in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the holiday that celebrates his courage, strength, and his life.

A discussion about community action to resolve inequality issues will follow the screening.

The screening will be held on January 20th, 2014 at 6:00pm at Spokane’s Bing Crosby Theater. The Smith-Barbieri Progressive Fund will match all proceeds raised by the event for the 2nd Harvest Food Bank of Spokane to help feed the hungry this winter.

Sponsors include the Smith-Barbieri Progressive Fund, Community Building Foundation, The Inlander, Northwest Alliance for Responsible Media, Eco Depot, TicketsWest, PacifiCAD, Spokane Alliance, Laborers Local 238, Too Far North Productions, David Mercury Advertising, Hamilton Studio, Ron & Debbie Reed, KYRS Thin Air Community Radio, Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane, Center for Justice, Teamsters Local Union No. 690 and Surviving the Future Film Group.

“Our community is no exception when it comes to stagnant wages and economic inequality”, said Ron Reed, the main force behind bringing this screening to Spokane. “And with food stamp needs and poverty growing in our community, benefiting 2nd Harvest wasn’t just an after-thought, but is a critical need. Our decision to honor Dr. King through this effort is wholly based upon his lifelong fight for equality and justice for all people.”

INEQUALITY FOR ALL is a documentary film directed by Jacob Kornbluth. The film examines widening income inequality in the United States. The film is presented by American economist, author and Professor Robert Reich. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in the Documentary Competition section, and won a U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Achievement in Filmmaking. It also won the Audience Award Winner, Best Documentary Film Traverse City Film Festival 2013.

INEQUALITY FOR ALL allows viewers to start with little or no understanding of what it means for the U.S. to be economically imbalanced, and walk away with a comprehensive and significantly deeper sense of the issue and what can be done about it.

Advance tickets are available online through http://www.TicketsWest.com. For group tickets or more information, call 509-326-8683. Admission the night of the event will be available for a suggested donation based upon space availability. Don’t miss this opportunity to educate yourself about the problems the widening inequality gap poses to our economy and our country.

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