Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Brooklyn House Gathering and Film Screening This Saturday!

Do you know the history of poverty and why it continues?

This Saturday at noon, Radical Living will be hosting the February Brooklyn House Gathering. This week we will be viewing the film, The End of Poverty? This is a powerful film that takes on the roots and reasons for poverty today. In the filmmaker's words:

The End of Poverty? is a daring, thought-provoking and very timely documentary by award-winning filmmaker, Philippe Diaz, revealing that poverty is not an accident. It began with military conquest, slavery and colonization that resulted in the seizure of land, minerals and forced labor. Today, global poverty has reached new levels because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies -- in other words, wealthy countries exploiting the weaknesses of poor, developing countries.

The End of Poverty? asks why today 20% of the planet's population uses 80% of its resources and consumes 30% more than the planet can regenerate?

If you can’t make the House Gathering on Saturday, there are a couple of other ways you can see the film. First, we will be screening the film at our Manhattan House Gathering in two weeks on February 27th. You can also see the film at Cinema Village Theatre (22 East 12th St.) through Thursday, February 11th.

We're looking forward to seeing everyone in Brooklyn on Saturday!!

Brooklyn House Gathering

SATURDAY, Feb 13, 12 - 2PM

Film Screening: The End of Poverty?

@ Radical Living

38 Pulaski St. #2

Brooklyn, NY 11206

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To RSVP contact Melinda at melinda.faust@gmail.com.

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