Event Acclaimed Film on Poverty Screened at UC Davis 198 Young Hall, UC Davis5:30-6:30pm: Local Resource Fair, Young Hall Courtyard

Free Screening: American Winter

Please join us for a special free screening of the HBO documentary “American Winter” sponsored by the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research, Yolo211, the Yolo County Department of Employment and Social Services, and Supervisor Don Saylor’s Office.


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Following the screening, we will be hosting a panel featuring:

  • Harry Gantz, Co-Director of American Winter
  • Ann Stevens, Director, UC Davis Center for Poverty Research
  • Tico Zendejas, Executive Director, R.I.S.E. Incorporated
  • Armando Figueroa, President, ASUCD
  • A representative from the Yolo County Department of Employment and Social Services

From the film’s website:

Produced and directed by Emmy award-winning filmmakers, Joe and Harry Gantz, American Winter is a documentary feature film that follows the personal stories of families struggling in the aftermath of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

Years after the recession began, millions of families are struggling to meet their basic needs, and many formerly middle class families are finding themselves in financial crisis, and needing assistance for the first time in their lives.  Meanwhile, the social safety net that was created to help people in difficult times has been weakened by massive budget cuts, creating a perfect storm of greater need and fewer resources to help families in trouble.

Filmed over the course of one winter in Portland, Oregon, American Winter presents an intimate and emotionally evocative snapshot of the state of our economy as it is playing out in many American families.

Parking Information: A valid UCD permit is required to park on campus. Parking permits are required until 10pm. Daily visitor permits are available for purchase for $8.00 at machines located at the entrance to the North Entry Parking Structure (GPS Address: 1 Howard Way, Davis, CA).   Young Hall is a short walk from the parking structure.