StraightTalk SC FOLLOW UP SESSION! CLP
Spent: Looking for Change
Thursday, October 30, 7 - 8:15 p.m.
Burgiss Theater, Trone Student Center
For more information; registration is closed.
This is a free event
Offered as a follow-up to the Riley Institute and OLLI’s well-received summer series on the working poor, Spent: Looking for Change is a critically acclaimed short documentary film about the social movement giving hope to everyday Americans who don’t have the financial options that most of us take for granted.
The 40-minute film goes into the lives of American families to show how the poor and working poor’s lack of access to mainstream banking services and lending costs Americans $89 billion a year in fees and interest and makes it harder for many to save, start businesses, and build wealth.
After the screening, a conversation with community partners will reveal how the Upstate is becoming a national leader in addressing these issues and how audience members who want to help can become part of the solution. The conversation will facilitated by David Gandolfo, professor of philosophy and chair of the poverty studies program at Furman University.
Taking part in the conversation will be:
Deborah McKetty, executive director of CommunityWorks Carolina
Melanie Gearheart, manager of 22 Job Connection locations and two Financial Stability Centers for Goodwill Industries.
Ray Lattimore, founder, president, and CEO of Marketplace Staffing Services and chair of United Way of Greenville’s Community Impact Cabinet