Screening of 'Poverty, Inc.'

Sponsored by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, John Templeton Foundation and Northwood University’s Forum for Citizenship and Enterprise.

Please join us as we welcome Mark R. Weber, co-producer of "Poverty, Inc." and founding team member of PovertyCure, as he introduces the film and fields audience Q&A.

The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi­billion dollar poverty industry. Yet leaders in the developing world are growing increasingly vocal in calling for change. From TOMs Shoes to international adoptions, from solar panels to U.S. agricultural subsidies, "Poverty, Inc." unearths an uncomfortable side of doing good that will leave you wondering, Could I be part of the problem?

WHEN: Monday, March 14, 2016
6:00-9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Northwood University
Sloan Family Aftermarket Building, Room 114 (Auditorium)
4000 Whiting Drive
Midland, MI 48640

There is no charge for this event. 

Pre-registration is requiredRSVP deadline: Thursday, March 10 at noon.

Register here.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Mackinac Center for Public Policy Event Manager Kimberley Fischer-Kinne at 989-698-1905 or

weberMark R. Weber is the Co-Producer of POVERTY, INC. and a founding team member of PovertyCure, an educational media platform and network of over 350 partner organizations and 1.3 million Facebook fans spanning 144 countries. He is an Associate Producer of the PovertyCure DVD Series. Before that, Mark produced and wrote the feature documentary Strong Bodies Fight, which earned 20 film festival honors and coverage on NBC, ESPN, and FOX. An avid traveler and graduate of the “Great Books” program at the Notre Dame, Mark is an explorer at heart with a passion for people. He has spent time in Bangladesh, China, Europe, Haiti, Japan, the Middle East, North Africa, and Latin America. He has been accepted to the MIT Sloan School of Management, where we plans to pursue an MBA beginning in 2016. 





Registration deadline is Thurs., March 10 at 12 noon.


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