Living Broke in Boom Times
Poverty has been called the greatest weapon of mass destruction. Learn how poverty is a solvable problem and your community can help.
Call to Action
Living Broke in Boom Times can teach your community how to organize to end poverty and be a part of the movement.
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Auburn recommends The Poverty Initiative as a resource to movement building to end poverty in a local community.
Living Broke in Boom Times, 2007
The epic movement of poor Americans organizing to end poverty is documented in a decade-long journey by the filmmakers. Living Broke in Boom Times has condensed three groundbreaking documentary films spanning a decade into segments of ideal length for classroom use, with new wrap-around commentary from key activists who led the movement. Cheri Honkala, Willie Baptist and Liz Theoharis discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the organizing, and the lessons learned from hard-won experience.
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