Special showing of Portland film exploring poverty set for Tuesday

Lower Columbia Community Action Program (CAP) on Tuesday will host a special showing of the film “American Winter,” which documents the struggles of eight middle-class families from Portland.

Among the profiles are those of a family whose breadwinner loses his $50,000 a year job and is considered too old for the job market; a child who develops serious health problems, inundating her family with medical bills; the provider for a family who dies suddenly, leaving his family with no means of support; and a woman who needs to use food banks after donating to them for years…



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