"Inequality for All" Film Screening and
February 20, 2014
2:00 p.m., Pollock Theatre
College of the Desert’s Office of Student Life, Diversity
Council, S.E.E.D. (Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity) Curriculum
Group, History Association, and the Marks Art Center are thrilled to be hosting
a screening of the award-winning documentary "Inequality for All" at
College of the Desert’s Pollock Theater on February 20, 2014. The event is free and open to the
public. The film screening will begin
promptly at 2:00 p.m., with an interactive webcast with Former Secretary of
Labor Robert Reich at 3:30 p.m., and a discussion among faculty and students to
This screening is part of a nationwide screening event at
over 150 college campuses. College of
the Desert students are encouraged to take part in this conversation with
Robert Reich by submitting questions in advance via email <email@example.com> or via Twitter by tweeting
their questions to <@InequalityFilm> using the hashtag: #IFAonCampus.
"Inequality for All"—recipient of the 2013
Sundance Film Festival’s U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Achievement in
Filmmaking—provides the community with the opportunity to learn about and
discuss income inequality in our nation and the way it impacts education, our
economy, and democracy. Economic
imbalances are now at near historically unprecedented levels. In fact, the two years of widest economic
inequality of the last century were 1928 and 2007—the two years just before the
greatest economic crashes of modern times.
What is the link between high inequality and economic crashes? What happened to the middle class?
This is the moment in history in which we find ourselves:
unprecedented income divisions, a wildly fluctuating and unstable economy, and
average Americans increasingly frustrated and disillusioned. The debate about income inequality has become
part of the national discussion, and this is a good thing. "Inequality for All" connects the
dots for viewers, showing why dealing with the widening gap between the rich
and everyone else isn’t just about moral fairness. The issues addressed in this film are arguably
the most pressing issue of our times.
The film alternates between intimate, approachable sequences and
intellectually rigorous arguments helping people with no economic background or
education better understand the issues at stake. "Inequality for All" allows viewers
to start with little or no understanding of what it means for the U.S. to be
economically imbalanced, and walk away with a comprehensive and significantly
deeper sense of the issue and what can be done about it.
For more information about this event, contact the Marks
Art Center at (760) 776-7278; for more information about the film, see