UIS Poverty Series Continues With "American Winter" Screening

Oct 20, 2014

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It’s been 50 years since the war on poverty was declared by President Lyndon B. Johnson, but Illinois still has about 15% of residents living in it – the same percentage living in poverty that half century ago. American Winter is a documentary made about families facing poverty, especially after the most recent recession. It’s being presented on the UIS campus Monday night, and a discussion will follow. It’s part of the university’s series on poverty. WUIS spoke with one of the co-producers and co-directors of the documentary, Harry Gantz: 

WUIS also spoke with Dalitso Sulamoyo, president and CEO of the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies. The organization is part of the series of events hosted by UIS:

For more info on Monday's event from 6-9pm including a film screening of the documentary American Winter and a panel discussion on the war on poverty CLICK HERE.