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Film Series to Focus on Poverty, Incarceration and Racism

Each film will be followed by discussions surrounding philanthropy, mass incarceration and sustainable development, respectively.

By - May 29th, 2018 10:00 am
UWM Union. Photo by Dave Reid.

UWM Union. Photo by Dave Reid.

MILWAUKEE _ Audiences will come face-to-face with poverty, mass incarceration and racism, and learn what they can do to help, during the Helen Bader Institute’s Summer Film Series at UW-Milwaukee.

The Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management debuts its summer film series on June 4. Showing one film per month through August, the series examines all aspects of the world social sector and our place in the ever-changing landscape of society.

Films are shown in the UW-Milwaukee Student Union (2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.) in the Fireside Lounge.

Films include:

  • June 4, 7-9 p.m.: “What is Philanthropy?” Learn the historical context of charitable giving in light of today’s contemporary issues through this documentary featuring personalities such as NFL quarterback Alex Smith and U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley.
  • July 2, 7-9 p.m.: “Milwaukee 53206” Milwaukee’s 53206 ZIP code has seen up to 62 percent of its black men incarcerated, the highest percentage in the United States. The film follows three residents in 53206, highlighting the toll mass incarceration exacts from families and communities.
  • Aug. 6, 7-9 p.m.: “Poverty, Inc.” Giving to charity feels good, but it sometimes has harmful consequences for those we are trying to help. Drawing from more than 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, “Poverty, Inc.” explores the “business” of charity.

Each film will be followed by discussions surrounding philanthropy, mass incarceration and sustainable development, respectively.

Films are free and open to the public. Registration is required to ensure seating.

Register and find more information about the Summer Film Series at the Helen Bader Institute’s website.

About UWM
Recognized as one of the nation’s 115 top research universities, UW-Milwaukee provides a world-class education to 25,000 students from 91 countries on a budget of $653 million. Its 14 schools and colleges include Wisconsin’s only schools of architecture, freshwater sciences and public health, and it is a leading educator of nurses and teachers. UW-Milwaukee partners with leading companies to conduct joint research, offer student internships and serve as an economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin. The Princeton Review named UW-Milwaukee a 2018 “Best Midwestern” university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews, and the Sierra Club has recognized it as Wisconsin’s leading sustainable university.

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