Sunday, April 7, 12:30-2:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall
“The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of the development narrative. But the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and developing world leaders have become increasingly vocal in calling for change. Drawing on perspectives gathered from over 150 interviews shot over four years in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. explores the hidden side of doing good. From disaster relief to Toms Shoes, adoptions to agricultural subsidies, Poverty, Inc. follows the butterfly effect of our most well-intentioned efforts and pulls back the curtain on the poverty industrial complex–the multi-billion dollar market of NGOs, multilateral agencies, and for-profit aid contractors. Are we catalyzing development or are we propagating a system in which the poor stay poor while the rich get richer? Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore. It challenges each of us to ask the tough question: “Could I be part of the problem?” Please join us for lunch (bring $5) and a special showing. Click here to RSVP.