ICS screens film on child’s view of poverty

For Immediate Release: Oct. 22, 2015

BLOOMSBURG — What does poverty look like from the eyes of a child?

PBS’s Frontline explores this and what it means for our country’s future in the documentary, “Poor Kids.” The documentary, which explores the state of poverty in the U.S. today from children’s perspective, will be screened on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. in Hartline Science Center, room G38. It is open to the public free of charge.

The documentary is part of the university’s Institute for Culture and Society Bloomsburg Explores Poverty symposium, aimed at increasing awareness of this topic and encouraging members of the campus community to become involved in organizing activities during the 2015-2016 academic year.

The Institute for Culture and Society promotes research, scholarship and the creative and performing arts in BU’s College of Liberal Arts. The institute organizes lectures, presentations and performances that explore and explain aspects of human culture and society.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.