Film: The Line (produced by Sojourners, directed by Emmy award-winner Linda Midgett)
Date: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 RSVP
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (film & discussion)
Join us at Habitat’s next Book & Film Club Meeting on Tuesday, May 7th, for a screening and discussion of the documentary, The Line. In the wake of the recession, this film chronicles the stories of people across the country living at or below the poverty line. They have goals. They have children. They work hard. They are people like you and me.
You’ll meet a former banker in a midwestern suburb who turns to a food shelf to feed his family, a fisherman on the Gulf Coast trying to preserve his livelihood after two hurricanes and an oil spill, and a single mother in Chicago who battles to help her son get to college.
Poverty rates in America are higher than we’ve seen in 50 years, but we know it doesn’t need to be this way. We know what it takes to reduce poverty – what works and what doesn’t. The Line highlights different pieces of this complex issue to help spark conversation on why and how we can work to end poverty in America. Join the discussion!