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REDEMPTION: Poverty Truth Commission
Date Thursday March 05
Time 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
First Christian Church of Oakland
111 Fairmount Ave (29th and Fairmount Avenue)
Oakland, CA 94609
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorJ. Tyson Casey
Email justice.collaborative [at]
he GTU Justice Collaborative is hosting a film preview and Poverty Truth Commission hearing on poverty in Oakland on March 5. There will be an informal networking and tabling hour beginning around 4:30pm. The formal hearing starts at 5:30 with a Directorʼs cut preview from the forth-coming film by Amir Soltani. Redemption tells the poignant, compelling stories of several people who earn their living recycling out of the recycling center in West Oakland, and the intricate perceptions and interdependence of their community, which is a part of our community. After the film, the audience will have a chance to hear from the filmmaker about his insights and experiences making the film. Then, we will turn to testimonies about the experience of poverty from those who recycle for a living, as well as from grassroots organizations that work regularly with the recycling community. A reception will follow at 8 pm.

Donation for admission is $10 or groups of ten or more at $5, but no one will be turned away. The proceeds will go to the individuals that are testifying for the Poverty Truth Commission as an honorarium.
Added to the calendar on Monday Feb 23rd, 2009 10:32 AM

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