In case you’ve missed it, there has been a phenomenal film series going on this summer throughout North Carolina, which concludes this month with screenings of “Inequality for All” in nine cities from July 22nd – July 31st. The Moral Movies film series, which also included showings of American Teacher, American Winter and Freedom Summer, is sponsored by Working Films, NC NAACP, NCAE, Tar Heel Alliance of Classroom Teachers, Democracy NC, NC State AFL-CIO, NC Justice Center and a number of local partners.
The films offer a way for North Carolinians to see informative documentaries on multiple issues such as education, poverty, workers’ rights, voting rights, civil rights and inequality, and discuss their implications in the context of our state’s current policy environment and the continuing march towards social and economic justice. Following each film, attendees are provided opportunities to take action to improve the lives of all North Carolinians through improving investments in education, raising wages for workers, ensuring broader access to voting rights, or decreasing a widening income and wealth gap. Hundreds have attended one or more of the films in the series around the state, which kicked off in April with American Teacher.
The last film in the series, Inequality for All, features Robert Reich – professor, best-selling author, and Clinton cabinet member – as he demonstrates how the widening income gap is having a devastating impact on the American economy. Reich suggests that the massive consolidation of wealth by a precious few threatens the viability of the American workforce and the foundation of democracy itself. The film unfortunately resonates clearly with North Carolina’s experience given that recent legislative developments such as continued underinvestment in education and economic development, a lopsided tax plan giving big breaks to wealthy taxpayers and corporations while increasing taxes on the majority of working families, limitations to living wage policy and inaction to move towards a living wage has contributed to growing inequality.
Don’t miss your last chance to participate in Moral Movies and register to attend a screening near you this month:
Schedule of Screenings:
Winston Salem: Tuesday July 22, 6 p.m. (RSVP)
Green Street United Methodist Church, 639 S Green St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Fayetteville: Tuesday July 22, 6 p.m. (RSVP)
The Main Library, 300 Maiden Lane, Fayetteville, NC, 28301
Asheville: Friday July 25, 7 p.m. (RSVP)
Ferguson Auditorium at AB Tech, 340 Victoria Rd. Asheville NC 28801
Greenville: Tuesday July 29, 7 p.m. (RSVP)
Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Dr. Greenville, NC 27858
Raleigh: Tuesday, July 29, 7 p.m. (RSVP)
Community UCC, 814 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607
Durham: Thursday July 31, 6:30 p.m. (RSVP)
Durham County Public Library Auditorium, 300 N Roxboro St. Durham, NC 27701
Greensboro: Thursday, July 31, 7 p.m. (RSVP)
Central Library Nussbaum Room, 219 N Church St. Greensboro, NC 27405
Wilmington: Thursday, July 31, 7 p.m. (RSVP)
Cameron Art Museum, 3201 S. 17th St. Wilmington, NC 28412
Charlotte: Thursday, July 31, 7 p.m. (RSVP)
Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte 234 N Sharon Amity Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28211