To promote awareness of how widening income inequality threatens the average person and the health of the nation’s economy, the Lake Street Church Peace and Justice Committee and Rev. Steve Van Kuiken will host a screening of Jacob Kornbluth’s new documentary, "Inequality for All." Doors open at 1:40 p.m. on Nov. 24 for the event that will be held at 2 p.m. in the church’s MacLeish Hall, off its courtyard at 607 Lake St. A half-hour discussion will immediately follow.
The film features economist and Clinton administration Secretary of Labor Robert Reich and includes interviews with workers and business people, dramatic graphics and the laws, practices, rulings and deregulations that have led to the situation.
Mr. Reich and others suggest remedies that require policy changes and legislation that will demand increased citizen involvement. More information can be found at www.inequalityforall.com.
Lake Street Church has invited area civic leaders to attend and is joined by the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, the St. Nicholas Parish Peace and Justice Committee, the Unitarian Church of Evanston’s Peace and Justice Committee, area universities and other groups in inviting members, students and friends to attend and discuss the issues and next steps.
More information can be found at www.lakestreet.org, 847-864-2181.