LSC-Kingwood's Center for Civic Engagement in cooperation with the American Democracy Project and The Democracy Commitment, will participate in a national screening of "Inequality for All." The documentary, which will be screened on more than 200 campuses across the country, will provide insights in the causes and consequences of growing income inequality in the U.S.
“The levels on income inequality in the U.S. today are approaching those of third world countries, yet most Americans don’t realize that it is skewed,” explained Dr. John Theis, professor of political science and director for The Center of Civic Engagement. “This is a dramatic departure from our history and inequality today equals the levels of inequality of the Gilded Age,” Theis added.
Following the screening, a webcast with former Labor Secretary Robert Reich will be shown. Reich is a best-selling author of 13 books, and is presently the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at U.C. Berkeley. He is considered one of the foremost experts on economics and was labor secretary in the Clinton administration.
The screening will take place February 20 in LSC-Kingwood’s Student Conference Center at 6 p.m. The screening is open to students, faculty, staff and the community. For more information, contact Dr. John Theis at 281-312-1741 or at John.J.Theis@lonestar.edu.
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