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Two documentary films about the economy at UC Davis

The U.S. economy takes center stage next week when UC Davis presents two documentary films, each accompanied by a question-and-answer session, one with former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich and the other with a panel. Both programs are open to the public.

The U.S. economy takes center stage next week when UC Davis presents two documentary films, each accompanied by a question-and-answer session, one with former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich and the other with a panel. Both programs are open to the public.

• Inequality for All Reich, who served in Bill Clinton’s Cabinet, collaborated on this film by Jacob Kornbluth. The screening, with Reich there for the Q&A, is set for 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 19, in Jackson Hall at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts. UC Davis’ Blum Center for Developing Economies is the lead sponsor of this program, joined by co-sponsors the ASUCD and other student organizations, the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research and the Center for Regional Change.

• American WinterThis documentary, which premiered on HBO last year, follows eight families struggling in the wake of the recent recession. This is a free screening, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22, in 198 Young Hall, accompanied by a resource fair with information on local food assistance and other programs. The Q&A discussion panel will include one of the filmmakers, Harry Glantz (co-director and producer); Professor Ann Stevens, director of the Center for Poverty Research; and others from UC Davis and the community. Yolo County Supevisor Don Saylor will be the moderator.

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