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Two films addressing the issues facing so many Americans, healthcare and increasing poverty, are slated to wrap up the "In the Public Interest" documentary film series at the Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls in early January.

Hosted by the grassroots group, TriCounty NY Transition and the Crandall Public Library the film series ends with these films:

"TWO AMERICAN FAMILIES"

  • When:  Monday, Jan. 8, 2018,  6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Crandall Public Library, Community Room, Glens Falls
  • Guest speaker: Kim Sopczyk, Director of Glens Falls Family Services
  • Admission: Free

This documentary is the story of two ordinary hard-working families - one black - one white - as they battle to keep from sliding into poverty. Unsettling questions are raised about the changing nature of the U.S. economy, health care costs and the fate of the declining middle class.  Discussion welcomed.

"NOW IS THE TIME: Healthcare for Everybody"

  • When: Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Crandall Public Library, Community Room, Glens Falls
  • Guests: Sara Carpenter and Jack Carney, advocates of the NY Health Act, a single-payer health system.
  • Admission: Free

The New York State Legislature as well as U.S. Congress are considering passing a single-payer bill. Film series organizers invite the public to attend. Discussion and questions welcomed.

Kathleen Phalen-Tomaselli is a features writer at The Post-Star. She can be reached at kphalen-tomaselli@poststar.com for comments or story ideas. 

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