Friday, February 18, 2011

Free screening of Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price tonight

FREE Screening!
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price
When: Friday, February 18, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Plymouth Congregational Church, 5301 North Capitol St. NE

At a community meeting in Ward 4 last week, Wal-Mart spokesperson Keith Morris received a verbal invitation to this screening by a resident. Morris responded by saying that the movie was "a few years old," seeming to imply that the deeply personal stories of Wal-Mart's impact on individuals, families, and communities that are portrayed in the documentary aren't relevant nowadays. Though Morris is correct that the doc is a few years old (it was released in 2005), the the company is not without its issues today.

So it's unlikely that Morris will attend the event (he's based in Bentonville anyway, and though he's been traveling to DC very frequently lately, I'm not sure if he's here tonight), but you should!

It's free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided and a discussion of Wal-Mart's potential impact on the District of Columbia will follow the screening.

(If you're unable to come to the screening, you can watch the doc online at your convenience.)

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