A screening and discussion showing why many DC residents are concerned about Wal-Mart’s efforts to open 4 big box stores in the District of Columbia.
Friday, February 18, 2011
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
5301 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC, USA
Wal-Mart has plans to establish four stores in DC by 2012. Notorious in other parts of the nation for threatening small businesses, causing the loss of more jobs, and bringing lower wage standards for all workers to communities, concerned District of Columbia citizens and social justice organizers are coming together to resist the implications of this disastrous plan.
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price features the deeply personal stories and everyday lives of families and communities struggling to survive in a Wal-Mart world. It’s an emotional journey that will challenge the way you think, feel… and shop.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided and a discussion about the impact Wal-Mart will have on the District of Columbia will follow the screening.
Co-sponsors: Ward 4 Thrives, Wal-Mart Free DC, Empower DC, DC Jobs With Justice, UFCW Local 400, IPS’ Cities for Progress project, and Plymouth Congregational UCC Board of Social Action.
For more information call 202-787-5229 or visit http://walmartfreedc.org/