Film: My Week on Welfare

February 23rd

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    Room: Main Shrine Room

    A Special Film Screening in conjunction with BRAG: Benefits Reform Action Group

    My Week on Welfare by Jackie Torrens

    Award-winning documentarian – and former teenage welfare mother – Jackie Torrens explores stereotypes about welfare recipients by going back on welfare for a week. She finds out what the day-to-day reality of life is really like for people on income assistance in Nova Scotia. During her week-long stay, she discovers unexpected insights and encounters the complex issues facing those on the system.