Chatham University

Just Films - We Wear the Mask

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Eddy Theater

We Wear the Mask powerfully represents the challenges for low-income women in Pittsburgh, and demonstrates the psychological effects of poverty. Women are disproportionately disadvantaged by growing economic inequality in our country and region. This evocative documentary follows three different women who have faced similar struggles, and illuminates the human impact of economic injustice through their stories.

This event is free and open to the public.
The film will be followed by a panel discussion and Q & A session.

Panelists include:
The filmmaker, Halima Tammy Thompson
Tammy experienced poverty first hand, when her family moved to Pittsburgh in 1979, with only $65 and the promise of a job for her father. The job fell through, and the family ended up on the streets. Years later, knowing that there had to be more to life than poverty, low self-esteem and depression, Tammy managed to attend college and become a Paralegal. Now, Tammy is the Owner/Operator of Thompson Real Estate Consulting, is a Certified Paralegal, who has been working in the real estate industry for over 15 years. For the past 10 years she has developed and facilitated curriculum that focuses on the emotional impact that poverty has on families. She continues to offer credit counseling and Financial Education to families seeking self-sufficiency through wealth building at Thompson Real Estate Consulting.

The three women featured in the film will also be joining us for the panel discussion.

Registration and Directions

Registration has closed. Please contact Melody Harris at m.harris@chatham.edu for additional information.

Fee : Free

Event Contact Information

Melody Harris
4123651578
m.harris@chatham.edu

Directions

Parking is free in the Library Parking Lot which you can only enter off of Murray Hill Avenue (not to be confused with Murray Avenue).

Murray Hill Avenue can be reached from both Wilkins and Fifth Avenue and is a cobblestone street. From Fifth Ave, it is located between Maryland Ave and S. Negley Ave. From Wilkins, it is located between Murray Ave and S. Negley Ave.
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