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ORU to Host Showings of “PovertyCure”

Poverty CureThe Oral Roberts University Christian Worldview Committee is slated to host two showings of the cutting-edge series “PovertyCure.” The public showings will be held in Zoppelt Auditorium on the ORU campus at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, and Monday, Nov. 11.

The audience will view three episodes, each followed by an expert panel discussion. Panelists include ORU professors, international students and practitioners aligned with PovertyCure. Co-Producer Anielka Münkel will be onsite to introduce the film on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

“PovertyCure” is a multi-episode examination of global poverty. Statistics indicate that approximately 1.2 billion people worldwide live on less than $1.25 a day. PovertyCure seeks to take these people from aid to enterprise by encouraging solutions that foster opportunity and unleash the entrepreneurial spirit that already fills the developing world.

“We are thrilled to host two showings of this ground breaking series,’ said Chair of the ORU Worldview Committee Mark Roberts. “It is our hope that ‘PovertyCure’ will inspire ORU students and the Tulsa community to look at poverty in a new way.”

As an organization, PovertyCure seeks to provide economic opportunities through entrepreneurship. Through enabling indigenous people to start and grow their own businesses, the organization hopes to build local economies and foster sustainable financial resources for communities.

For more information about ORU, visit www.oru.edu. For more information about PovertyCure, visit www.povertycure.org. Follow Twitter (@ORU_PovertyCure) and Facebook (search ORU Christian Worldview Committee) for updated event information.