Wal-Mart has plans to establish four stores in DC by 2012. Notorious 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 advocates are coming together to spread the news and resist the potentially disastrous implications for the District.
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 likely 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, Sisterspace and Books, Plymouth Congregational UCC Board of Social Action, and the Institute for Policy Studies’ Cities for Progress project.