The public is invited to join Susanna Julber, Senator Jeff Merkley’s Central Oregon Field Representative, Oregon Employment and Training Association and NeighborImpact for a special screening of American Winter.
The Riverhouse Convention Center will host the event on Monday, September 30 at 6pm Admission is 2 non-perishable food items.Directed by Emmy award-winning filmmakers Joe and Harry Gantz (Taxicab Confessions, The Defenders) American Winter s a documentary feature film that follows the personal stories of eight families struggling in the wake of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
The film presents an intimate snapshot of the state of the economy as it is playing out in the lives of American families, and highlights the human impact of budget cuts to social services, a shrinking middle class, and the fracturing of the American Dream. American Winter was filmed in Portland, Oregon.With admission, 2 non-perishable food items, participants will receive entry to the movie and a FREE raffle ticket for a chance to win an ‘Oregon Gift Basket’ from OregonETA (limit one ticket per person). Preceeding the screening, regional representatives will provide a short recap of the status of hunger in Central Oregon.
About Oregon ETA: The Oregon Employment & Training Association is a non-profit association dedicated to the professional development of individuals in the field of Workforce Development. Members of the association include leaders from various government and community-based employment and training organizations as well as private practitioners. Our members work with all populations and age groups needing employment and re-employment services, as well as with many businesses and industries in Oregon.
About NeighborImpact: Since 1985, NeighborImpact has been a leader in developing solutions and bringing resources to Crook, Jefferson and Deschutes County. It offers a diversity of services meeting basic human needs for food and shelter, while enriching people’s lives by providing access to increased education, skills, and hope for the future. NeighborImpact is a private nonprofit organization that receives federal, state and local funding; foundation grants; and donations from individuals and businesses in our community. To learn more about NeighborImpact please visit www.neighborimpact.org.