‘A Fighting Chance’ Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

We are thrilled to share the two-minute trailer of the Center for Public Policy Priorities’ 30-minute documentary ‘A Fighting Chance,’ which sheds light on what it really takes for families to survive and thrive in Texas and exposes the tough choices families must make on a daily basis, including how to provide quality and affordable health care for themselves and their children.

The film will chronicle every step of their journey as they fight to meet their most basic needs. Thanks to the generosity of Methodist Health Care Ministries, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the Citi Foundation, we hope to touch the hearts and minds of Texans by exposing the harsh reality of poverty and challenging our common assumptions.

A Fighting Chance will air on KLRU Austin, the local PBS station, and others statewide in a few weeks.  If you are in Austin, please join us next week for a premiere screening of the film followed by a panel discussion:

Civic Summit: What It Takes for Texas Families

Documentary Screening and Discussion

Thursday, December 6, 2012
KLRU’s Studio 6A
Doors at 6:30 p.m.
Documentary Screening at 7:00 p.m.
Townhall Discussion/Video Taping at 7:30 p.m

The event is free, but seating is limited so be sure to RSVP!

Written by: Alexa Garcia-Ditta, communications associate at the Center for Public Policy Priorities. Cross-posted with permission from the Better Texas Blog.

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2 responses to “‘A Fighting Chance’ Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion”

  1. Farhad Moshiri says:

    Dear Ms./Sir:

    We at the University of the Incarnate Word library in San Antonio, Texas need a DVD copy of “A Fighting Chance.” Please let us know if it is available. Thank you.

    Farhad Moshiri
    Audiovisual Librarian

  2. AlexaGD says:


    Thanks for reaching out. Currently, we do not have hard copies of “A Fighting Chance” to give out, but here is a link to the full 30-minute documentary on our YouTube page:


    We are currently looking for funding to produce DVD copies, but we’ll keep you on our list!

    Thanks again,


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