The tough choices families must make on a daily basis

Posted in Around The State, Had Enough Yet?, Inequality, Poverty, Take Action at 4:09 pm by wcnews

There are so many families in Texas who are living in poverty through no fault of their own – because of unforeseen medical bills or a layoff. People that are victims of circumstance, and are working hard to get out of their situation but can’t. Far too many of us are just a job loss or a medical emergency away from being in the same situation. That’s what this trailer for a documentary called A Fighting Chance brings to light.

Anyone who want to learn more can check out this free screening and discussion of the documentary on December 6th, via the CPPP, A Fighting Chance.

We are thrilled to share the two-minute trailer of our 30-minute documentary A Fighting Chance, which sheds light on what it really takes for families to survive and thrive in Texas and exposes the tough choices families must make on a daily basis.

The film will chronicle every step of their journey as they fight to meet their most basic needs. Thanks to the generosity of Methodist Health Care Ministries, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the Citi Foundation, we hope to touch the hearts and minds of Texans by exposing the harsh reality of poverty and challenging our common assumptions.

A Fighting Chance will air on KLRU Austin, the local PBS station, and others statewide in a few weeks.  If you are in Austin, please join us next week for a premiere screening of the film followed by a panel discussion:

Civic Summit: What It Takes for Texas Families

Documentary Screening and Discussion

Thursday, December 6, 2012
KLRU’s Studio 6A
Doors at 6:30 p.m.
Documentary Screening at 7:00 p.m.
Townhall Discussion/Video Taping at 7:30 p.m

The event is free, but seating is limited so be sure to RSVP!


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