Berkeley Way West
Join us for a screening of the documentary "The Great American Lie," followed by a Q+A with filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom. Description: We are currently living in one of the greatest periods of social and economic inequality in our nations history. Today, the top 0.1% of Americans own as much wealth as the bottom 90%. In 2017 alone, 82% of new wealth created went to the top 1%. Meanwhile, one in five American children and one in eight American women live in poverty despite us being one of the wealthiest countries on earth. Increasing inequality has created deep social, economic, and political divides. Clearly the status quo is not working. "The Great American Lie" exposes how Americas socio-economic inequality is rooted in our beliefs with the cultural pendulum swinging too far towards revering things we consider masculine, like individualism, power, and money, at the expense of things we consider feminine, like empathy, care, and collaboration.