Poverty, Inc.

Monday, August 6 2018 7 - 9 PM

UWM Student Union Fireside Lounge
2200 E. Kenwood. Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Join HBI and the UWM Nonprofit Management Alumni Chapter for the 3rd and final film of our inaugural Summer Film Series looking into all aspects of the world social sector and our place in this ever evolving landscape.

“I see multiple colonial governors,” says Ghanaian software entrepreneur Herman Chinery-Hesse of the international development establishment in Africa. “We are held captive by the donor community.”

The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry — the business of doing good has never been better. Yet the results have been mixed, in some cases even catastrophic, and leaders in the developing world are growing increasingly vocal in calling for change.

Drawing from over 200 interviews filmed in 20 countries, Poverty, Inc. unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore.

From TOMs Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. agricultural subsidies, the film challenges each of us to ask the tough question:

Could I be part of the problem?

Register here!

Admission is free of charge — but pre-registration tickets are required due to limited seating.

Following the screening, we will be having a group discussion of poverty relief and sustainable development. Please join us!