Amnesty International at GCC presents the film, “Born with a Wooden Spoon: Welcome to Poverty USA,“ followed by a speaker from St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 28 in SU-104ABC. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Attendees are asked to bring canned food to contribute to St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.
The film and discussion ask the question, “What if your family was trapped by multigenerational poverty?”
“The United States continues to be the wealthiest country in the world, yet one in eight Americans—approximately 37 million people—live below the poverty line. This film analytically and sympathetically discusses the effects and implications of poverty, examining factors such as illiteracy, insufficient job skills, substance abuse, and crime. The phenomenon of multigenerational poverty is also addressed, underscoring the disturbing pattern of poverty begetting poverty.” (Poverty in America Series, 2006)
A food drive will continue through April 14. Look for bins around campus and please contribute.
To find out more information and RSVP, visit the Facebook Event Page.
Amnesty International GCC, www.facebook.com/aigcc
Amnesty International USA,http://www.amnestyusa.org/