Showing of new documentary on Wal-Mart will highlight action night at Saint Martin's University

Nov. 1, 2005

Lacey – The Saint Martin’s University Social Action Club and Resident Assistant Programs will host a screening of the new documentary, “Walmart: The High Cost of a Low Price,” at a Wal-Mart Action Night Thursday, Nov. 17. The public is invited to attend the event, which will be at 7 p.m. in the Spangler Hall meeting room, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE.

The student group’s screening of the film is one of 3,000 taking place during the week of Nov. 13-19 in 50 states and 19 countries. By Robert Greenwald, the documentary centers on the personal lives of several Wal-Mart workers and their families and on business owners and communities struggling against the colossal retailer. Filmed by dozens of film crews on three continents, the documentary strives to capture how Wal-Mart’s economic strategies and labor practices affect not only Americans but also citizens in many parts of the world.

For driving directions or more information, please call the university at 360-491-4700.

For more information:

Deanna Partlow
Media relations coordinator
360-438-4541
dpartlow@stmartin.edu