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Voorhees Library to Show Film about Priest’s View of Poverty in Camden

Camden County Library System

                                                                        203 Laurel Rd, Voorhees, NJ 08043
NEWS RELEASE September 11, 2012

Contact: Mark Amorosi, Assistant Public Relations Officer, 856-772-1636 ext. 7323

mamorosi@camdencountylibrary.org      http://www.camdencountylibrary.org

As resident, the Rev. Doyle argues city has become a dumping ground for suburbs

 

[On Saturday, Sept. 22,   the Voorhees Branch of the Camden County Library System will screen the documentary film “Poet of Poverty” and offer a moderated discussion afterward. The film depicts the Rev. Michael Doyle’s views about the quality of life and the environment in Camden as a city resident].

 

VOORHEES, NJ – Sept. 11, 2012 -- The M. Allan Vogelson branch of the Camden County Library System will host a screening and discussion about “Poet of Poverty” on Saturday, September 22, 2012, 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend this engaging, community event, which will consider important policy issues with local impact.

“Poet of Poverty” is a documentary film exploring the experience of poverty in the City of Camden through the writings of a resident Catholic priest, the Rev. Michael Doyle. Among other things, Doyle argues that Camden has, over time, become home to sewage, trash and scrap metal processing facilities and is generally used as a dumping ground by the surrounding suburban communities. 

A post-screening discussion focused on the historical, cultural and ethical themes and the questions raised by the film will follow, facilitated by Dr. Chaone Mallory, assistant professor of philosophy at Villanova University.

As a participant in “Face to Face: Community Conversations”, a program of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Voorhees library will be able to offer this event at no cost to participants. 

Throughout the year, libraries across the state will be offering similar programs.  To register for this program go to www.camdencountylibrary.org/events . To find more information on NJCH’s “Face to Face” program, visit www.njch.org/facetoface.html

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Established in 1921, Camden County Library System seeks to meet the recreational, informational and educational needs of its customers with locations in Bellmawr, Camden, Gloucester Township, Haddon Township, Merchantville, Winslow Township and Voorhees.   The Library is governed and supported by the Camden County Board of Freeholders and the Camden County Library Commission.

 

 

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