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October 30StraightTalk SC FOLLOW UP SESSION! Spent: Looking for Change. CLP    Registration is closed.

November 5-11: APEC Conference Beijing, China. For information on the 2014 APEC conference, click here.

January 13, 2015: Wilkins Legislative and Civic Awards Dinner

January 29-30, 2015: Law & Society Series

March 23, 2015: Robert Musil, Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Residence

March 21, 2015: EPL Presentations; 2014-15 Class


July - August: Straight Talk SC: Can't Win for Losing

September 4: Andrew Michta, Ph.D., "U.S., Russia and Crisis in Ukraine: How Bad Can This Get?"

September 17Constitution Day, Watkins Room in the Trone Student Center, 4 p.m.

September 22-23China's Environmental Crisis: Is There a Way Out

October 2Dick and Tunky Riley WhatWorksSC Award

October 5-10WRP Class of 2014-15

October 21:  Gubernatorial Debate at Furman, McAlister Auditorium


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Spent: Looking for Change

Thursday, October 30, 7 - 8:15 p.m.
Burgiss Theater, Trone Student Center
Furman University
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