Public Television’s Frontline has produced two excellent documentaries on the experience of American families living in poverty. The first came out in 2012 and followed three families in the wake of the 2008 recession. In September of this year, another documentary followed three different families coping with poverty, COVID, and the foregrounding of racism in our national life.
Both of these films are available online for free. I encourage you to watch them.
Perhaps, like me, you prefer to have an opportunity for discussion with a group. We’d love to meet up with you on Zoom.
Who: Anyone interested in understanding more about the experiences of American families living in poverty.
What: Viewing and discussion of Frontline documentaries on poverty. We will use the tools from Bridges Out of Poverty to consider how families adapt to limited resources. (You do not need to complete Bridges training to participate.)
- “Poor Kids” documentary (2012) – Thursday, December 3, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
- “Growing Up Poor in America” documentary (2020) – Thursday, December 17, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Anywhere you can log on to Zoom!
Register for one or both events using this simple Google Form.