The Texas State Independent Living Council and Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living will have a screening of the documentary film, Bottom Dollars, at the Hilton College Station and Conference Center on Aug. 11. The screening will be taking place in-between town hall sessions from 2:30pm to 3:45pm.
All members of the disability community, advocates, service providers, family members or anyone else interested in disability rights and services in Texas is invited to attend.
Bottom Dollars exposes the exploitation of nearly 250,000 people with disabilities in the U.S. that are legally being paid less than the minimum wage, on average, less than $2 an hour. The documentary calls for the phase out of the unfair practice of sub-minimum wages and sheltered workshops, and offers solutions for fair wages and inclusive employment.
Following the screening, join the TX SILC and BVCIL at a Town Hall from 4pm to 6pm for a discussion on these and other topics of importance to the community and the state as a whole. These events are open to the public and are free.
For a trailer of the film, visit: https://youtu.be/OW2CnXevwg0.
For more information, email Ashley Fry at firstname.lastname@example.org.