The Social Action Committee is a co sponsor of the Social Action film series at Shomrei Torah. This year the theme is Democracy is NOT a Spectator Sport. We encourage everyone to support the series. The films and panel discussions are always pertinent and very informative.

The Bail Trap: American Ransom will screen on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 7 pm at Congregation Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa.  There will be a panel discussion following the film, and an opportunity to  learn about relevant pending legislation in CA, SB 10, the California Money Bail Reform Act.
The program is open to the public and free (donations appreciated). This is the second film in the 2018 Social Action Goes to the Movies series. This year’s theme is Democracy is NOT a Spectator Sport. Public response to the first film program was very enthusiastic and parking is limited, so we encourage carpools.

Please refer to Series 2018 flyer for details. All events will be at 7 pm at Congregation Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. Free and open to the public.

February 24 “The Bail Trap” The inability to pay bail is one of the main causes of America’s mass incarceration system yet something most Americans know little about. The money bail system is broken: private companies achieve exorbitant profits by exploiting people (primarily of color) in poor communities. Many low-income Americans sit in jails for days, months, and even years, accused, but not convicted of minor misdemeanors, simply because they can’t afford to pay excessively high bail. Find out about the devastation caused by money bail and how we can fix the system.

March 17 “Fix It” This documentary reaches across the political and ideological divide to look at how our dysfunctional health care system damages our economy, suffocates businesses, discourages physicians, and negatively impacts the nation’s health, while remaining unaffordible for a third of our citizens. Learn about the advantages and challenges of a single payer health care system and how California can lead the nation by creating one.