University Relations and Communications

March 28, 2018

 

people walking up a path in the jungle

 

MSUB Women’s and Gender Studies Center and Global Village present "A Path Appears"

Film viewing at Art House Cinema and Pub at 6:30 p.m. Event is free and open to the public.

 

Contacts:

University Relations and Communications, 657-2266

 

MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — The MSUB Women’s and Gender Studies Center and Global Village are screening a documentary,A Path Appears – Breaking the Cycle of Poverty, at the Art House Cinema and Pub on Monday, April 2.

 

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with showtime at 6:30 p.m. There will be an informal discussion following the film.

 

The documentary focuses on poverty on the national and international level. The organizers are particularly interested in creating “action items” that local citizens can do to raise awareness about and help end local poverty.

 

According to the World Health Organization, poverty is the greatest cause of suffering on earth, and there is strong evidence that the stresses of living in poverty increase the risk of physical and mental illness and drug abuse. Although poverty is not necessarily the cause of mental illness and illegal drug use, the sustained emotional and physical stresses of poverty coupled with a lack of access to effective services and resources can complicate health issues for families and communities living on the economic margins.

 

This event is free and open to the public. The film viewing will be at the Art House Cinema and Pub, 109 North 30th Street, Billings. Global Village is a Billings-based nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting Fair Trade and world crafts.

 

For more information contact the MSUB Women’s and Gender Studies Center, Dr. Jennifer Lynn, jennifer.lynn1@msubillings.edu, 406.657.2922 or Global Village, Candace or Ruhiyyih, at globalvillagenews@gmail.com, 406.259.3024.

 

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