Where to Invade Next

A Social Cinema Screening

When

February 4, 2016

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Where

Civic Hall

156 Fifth Avenue, Second Floor

New York, NY 10010

Where to Invade Next

"I have invaded your country to steal your ideas..." - Michael Moore

In his most light-hearted and optimistic effort yet, filmmaker and provocateur Michael Moore becomes a one-man American army and sets out to "invade" several foreign nations to steal their good ideas. Where to Invade Next comedically pursues the serious mission of challenging the conventions and inequities of U.S. social policy and the mythology of the American Dream.

On his global tour, he looks to Italy where workers are given 30 days of vacation and new mothers get five weeks of full paid leave. He stops in France, where well-funded school systems provide multicourse, high-quality lunches; in Slovenia, where college education is free to citizens and foreign students alike; and in Germany, where workers are sent to spas to contend with overstressed work environments. In Norway, he finds that prisons provide humane housing and extensive work and learning opportunities, and in Iceland, a strong economy and thriving middle class has been recovered with the help of strong female leadership.

Please join us for a screening of Michael Moore's Where to Invade Next and a conversation with the filmmakers, policy experts, and social justice practitioners on the American social contract and how we can do it better.

Follow the conversation online using #WhereToInvade and by following @NewAmericaNYC.

Participants:

Tia Lessin
Producer, Where to Invade Next
Academy Award nominee and Winner, 2008 Sundance Grand Jury Prize
@tialessin

Carl Deal
Producer, Where to Invade Next
Academy Award nominee and Winner, 2008 Sundance Grand Jury Prize
@WhereToInvade


Andy Stern
Former President, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Author, Raising the Floor: How a Universal Basic Income Can Renew Our Economy and Rebuild the American Dream
@AndyStern_DC

Georgia Boothe
Vice President for Child Welfare and Family Services, The Children's Aid Society
@ChildrensAidNYC


Liza Mundy
Senior Fellow, Breadwinning & Caregiving Program, New America
Author, The Richer Sex: How The New Majority of Female Breadwinners Is Transforming Sex, Love and Family
@lizamundy

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