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Chuck Collins Keynote Talk “Wealthy Come Home”
September 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
All are welcome to join Chuck Collins for his Keynote Talk on the Ethics of Economic Inequality, with an invitation for “those of us who hold and control wealth to… come home.” This is a part of the University’s Mercy Heritage Celebration Week, held for week of September 23rd. Check out the full schedule.
Chuck Collins is an author and widely-recognized authority on the causes and effects of economic inequality. He is the director for the Program on Inequality at the Institute for Policy Studies, where he is a Senior Scholar. Collins also co-edits Inequality.Org. His work spans from taxation policy to collective liberation.
The extreme inequality of income, wealth and opportunity undermines everything we care about. The imbalance of wealth and power tears our communities apart, undermines trust and democracy, supercharges the racial divide, destabilizes the economy, and much more. How can we as people of faith respond to the challenges of a polarized economy and the resulting polarized politics? What are the cultural stories that justify inequality and how can we shift them? How can we crack open hearts and minds to come together to build an economy that works for everyone?
This lecture will speak to this bridging of the political and personal, in an era of simultaneous economic depression and massive wealth accumulation (for a few) in the United States. It is sponsored by Northeast Pennsylvania Ethics Institute at Misericordia University.