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LCSC will hold free screening of ‘Poverty, Inc.’ on April 19

LEWISTON, Idaho – A free showing of the film “Poverty, Inc.”  and panel discussion following will be held on April 19 at 6 p.m. in Room 115 of Sacajawea Hall on the Lewis-Clark State College campus.

The scheduled two-hour event is sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Executive Council at LCSC. Refreshments will be provided.

The film draws on more than 200 interviews in 20 countries to provide a challenging view of the economic, political and social issues in the fight against world poverty.  “Poverty Inc.” has received 30 film festival honors as well as 11 awards.

A discussion panel, which includes questions from the audience, will follow the film screening. The panel will be led by AEI Executive Council member and LCSC student Stuart Gillin and will include LCSC professors William Schlosser, Leif Hoffman, and Darci Graves.

The American Enterprise Institute is a public policy think tank based in Washington D.C. AEI seeks to defend human dignity, expand human potential, and help build a safer and freer world through a strong belief in democracy, free enterprise, American strength, and global leadership. AEI Executive Councils, made up of college students across the country, are dedicated to these values and seek to promote debate, free thinking, and a competition of ideas on their campuses.

For more information on the event, contact Shelby Pryor, AEI Executive Council Member at LCSC, at either sppryor@lcmail.lcsc.edu or 865-207-9225.