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From: Tracy Moreland, Clackamas County Public and Government Affairs, 503-655-8520 9-29-14

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Clackamas County to host public screening of American Winter documentary

Clackamas County Social Services, in partnership with 211Info and Social Services of Clackamas County, will host the first public screening of American Winter on Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the auditorium of the Development Services Building, located at 150 Beavercreek Road in Oregon City. The event is free and open to the public.

American Winter is an award-winning documentary that chronicles the challenges that several Oregon families face as they struggle during the “Great Recession.” The film provides a unique perspective on poverty and an insider’s view of the social safety net.

Light refreshments will be served.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session with individuals who participated in creating the film and are involved in fighting poverty in Clackamas County. Emily Berndt is the Director of Partnerships for 211Info. Erika Silver is the former Deputy Director of Human Solutions and currently works as a Program Manager for Clackamas County Social Services. Both 211Info and Human Solutions are featured in the film. The third panelist is John Mullin, President of Social Services of Clackamas County, a non-profit organization serving low income residents of Clackamas County.

The documentary shows a number of Oregon families trying to do the best they can with the resources available,” Mullin said. “Our nonprofit is proud to co-sponsor this event, in the hope that greater awareness will spur additional giving in Clackamas County. We are not the total answer to complex problems, but we can help.”

Attendees will be invited to make donations to Social Services of Clackamas County. To learn more about the organization, please visit their website: Also visit:

For more information contact: Margaret McNamara at 503-650-5737 or

For more information contact: Margaret McNamara at 503-650-5737


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