Face of poverty is focus of meeting
What does poverty look like in the aftermath of the recession? Sojourners, a national Christian non-profit organization has produced “The Line,” a documentary film that explores the “line” between “the haves and the have-nots”. Directed by Emmy-award winning writer and producer Linda Midgett, this 40-minute film uncovers both the emerging and the entrenched faces of poverty in the country by describing the plight of four people who have been on both sides of the “line,” including a suburban used-to-be banker, who now relies on a food pantry, and an aging career fisherman, whose shrimp-catching business was devastated by the recent oil spill in the Gulf.
In addition, Edie Nebel, Washington County director of Public Health, will be responding to the movie and providing a picture into local problems of poverty in southeast Iowa. Join J-POG at Kalona Mennonite Church, 902 Sixth St. in Kalona, Sunday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m. for a finger-foods potluck (please bring your own table service) or come at 7 p.m. for the film and discussion with Edie. For more information, call Roger Farmer at 319-653-2547 or e-mail Jane Yoder-Short at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.