Session Type(s): Screening
Starts: Thursday, Jul. 17 4:30 PM (Eastern)
Ends: Thursday, Jul. 17 7:00 PM (Eastern)
Room: 142 C
A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, this film features Robert Reich-professor, best-selling author, and Clinton cabinet member-as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy. The film is an intimate portrait of a man who’s overcome a great deal of personal adversity and whose lifelong goal remains protecting those who are unable to protect themselves. Through his singular perspective, Reich explains how the massive consolidation of wealth by a precious few threatens the viability of the American workforce and the foundation of democracy itself. In this INCONVENIENT TRUTH for the economy, Reich uses humor and a wide array of facts to explain how the issue of economic inequality affects each and every one of us.
MILES RAPOPORT, whose long career in public service has been devoted to strengthening democracy and achieving economic fairness at every level, has been the president of Common Cause since March. He joined the organization after 13 years as president of Dēmos, a New York based public policy organization working for economic equality and a stronger, fully inclusive democracy. Miles is also a former secretary of the state and state legislator in Connecticut, and founded or led several citizen organizations working on political reform, consumer protection, racial equality, and economic justice issues. Miles currently serves on the board of The American Prospect magazine and was its president 2010–2012. He attended Harvard University and is a New York University graduate.