Activity time: 120 minutes
Materials for Activity
- Inequality for All, a documentary film by Robert Reich (85:00)
- A computer with a projection screen, digital projector, and speakers or a large monitor
Preparation for Activity
- Obtain the video, Inequality for All, which is readily available through public libraries and through video screening and rental services.
- Queue video and test equipment.
- Arrange seating so all participants can view the screen and hear the video.
Description of Activity
Show the video.
Invite immediate responses. Then lead a discussion with these questions:
- What sticks with you after viewing this film? How does the story Reich tells connect with your understanding of your own life?
- How do the economic differences among us matter in our local community?
- How do they matter in our congregation?
- How are you called to respond to the reality of economic inequality given our Unitarian Universalist Principles of “justice, equity, and compassion in human relations” and “respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part”? What in the film challenges you or prods you to take action?