Thursday, November 29, 2012

POVERTY: Our Dirty Secret

Michael Harrington and Today's Other America:
Corporate Power and Inequality
A Documentary Film on Poverty

Discussion to follow.

Sunday, December 2nd, 2:00 - 4:00 pm Unitarian Annex - 208 E. Buffalo St., Ithaca NY

The United States thought it was the richest nation in the world. Then in 1962 Michael Harrington published The Other America, and Americans discovered poverty. Presidents Kennedy and Johnson vowed to do something about it and initiated the War on Poverty. Indeed poverty rates plummeted, but now they are back up. Let us take a look back and then talk about what has happened since. And what needs to be done now.

Let's Bring Progressive Groups Together to discuss this topic which impacts so many issues that we are dealing with today.

Sponsored by: Ithaca Democratic Socialists of America, Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Council. Cosponsored by the Tompkins County Workers' Center, Ithaca Catholic Worker