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Conversation on Poverty Comes to AFI

The Silver Spring theatre will screen a documentary about the recession on Wednesday.

American Winter, a documentary showing the effects of the economic crisis on American families, will be screened at the AFI Silver Theatre on Wednesday, and Montgomery County Councilmember Valerie Ervin will convene a community discussion about poverty beforehand at 6:30 p.m.

More than 200 people will attend this free event in Silver Spring, and tickets are sold out, according to organizers. 

“The goal of this event is not only to show a powerful film, but to continue our collaboration with nonprofit providers, labor organizations, activists, government leaders and residents to develop new initiatives to help us end poverty in our community and beyond,” Ervin said in a news release.

Timothy May 29, 2013 at 03:44 PM
Gee, I wonder who's paying to rent the AFI for this thinly-disguised Ervin campaign event? It ain't Valerie. If you sort through all the high-falutin language, exactly WHAT does she expect this "conversation" to accomplish? (Other than giving her some positive press.) Maybe the $ would be better spent actually helping the poor? Please keep in mind that Councilmember Ervin is the one who wants to spend $200,000 to study how to get leftovers to the hungry. 200 grand can buy a LOT of NEW food.
jag May 29, 2013 at 04:40 PM
AFI commonly has free screenings. Chill with the conspiracies. Why on earth would you assume the county is paying for the tickets? That doesn't make any sense at all.

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