Special Session: US Budget and Inequality Crises
This past month has been filled with special emergency sessions of our national government—now Reel and Meal is having its own special session to explore what happened and is happening to our economy and discuss important suggestions for affecting change and finding local solutions.
This month’s program will feature excerpts from the Academy Award-winning Inside Job, which documents the sad facts about the 2008 economic meltdown. Two short videos will also be shown: Robert Reich’s The Truth About the Economy in Two Minutes, focused on the growth of inequality in the United States, and Kyle Thiermann’s TED talk Surfing for Change with ideas about making a positive difference by local investment for change.
Members of the Greenbelt Common Security Resilience Circle will facilitate a highly interactive discussion about the impact of the financial crises on our own lives and generating ideas about what we can do locally. Organizations that co-sponsor the monthly film are Beaverdam Creek Watershed Watch Group, CHEARS-Chesapeake Education, Arts and Research Society, Prince George’s Peace & Justice Coalition, and Vegan Networking. For more information, contact Maggie Cahalan at .