'Inequality for All' showings set at Indiana State

February 7, 2014

Indiana State University will join colleges and universities around the country in hosting showings of the award winning documentary "Inequality for All," featuring Robert Reich, who served as U.S. labor secretary under President Bill Clinton.

The showings are scheduled for Feb. 19 at 5:30 p.m., followed by a panel discussion with Indiana State faculty at 7 p.m., and on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m., followed by a live webcast with Reich at 8:45 p.m.. Both showings will take place in the events area of Cunningham Memorial Library.

In the 2013 film, Reich addresses the growing inequality between rich and poor in America.

"Inequality for All" combines biography with economic, political and historical analysis to examine the American distribution of wealth, measure the effects of concentrated wealth upon democracy and point to possible solutions within our own American past.

Scheduled panelists for the Feb. 19 discussion are Lisa Phillips, associate professor of history, Paul Burkett, professor of economics, and Katie Butwin, instructor in political science. Richard Lotspeich, professor of economics, will serve as local moderator for the Feb. 20 webcast that will include a question and answer session.

The presentations are sponsored by the departments of economics, political science, history and African and African American Studies; the American; Democracy Project; Office of Diversity; University College; and Cunningham Memorial Library.

Media contact: Dave Taylor, media relations director, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3743 or dave.taylor@indstate.edu