Upcoming Educational Program
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Educational Program with Chuck Collins
Thursday, October 4th, 6-8 pm
Fort Lewis College Ballroom
REVERSING INEQUALITY: What is the Path Forward?
We’re living through a period of extreme inequality, where the gap between rich and poor is at its greatest level since the Gilded Age a century ago. But our national conversation about how to address this challenge is equally polarized. Why is inequality growing? Why does it matter? What is the impact on business climate and economy? What are the public policies that would be most effective in reversing inequality? What are the barriers and possibilities for change?
Saturday, October 6th, 1-2 pm
Pine River Library, Bayfield
BORN ON THIRD BASE: Engaging Wealth & Power to Reverse Inequality
With the heart of an agitator and the soul of a storyteller, inequality expert Chuck Collins upends our assumptions about America’s deep wealth divide—one that, for the first time in recent history, locks the nation’s youth into a future defined by their class and wealth at birth; limits our ability to address crises like climate change; and creates a world that no one, not even the rich, will ultimately want to live in. In Born on Third Base, Collins busts the myths that define our views of rich and poor, and offers bold new solutions for bridging the economic divide and re-engaging the wealthy in rebuilding communities for a resilient future.
Saturday, October 6th, 4-6 pm
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango
INEQUALITY AND THE BELOVED COMMUNITY: A Faithful Response to Extreme Wealth Inequality
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? (Collins co-authored The Moral Measure of the Economy, a book about Christian ethics and economic life).
Welcome to Thrive!
Thrive! is a broad-based and diverse coalition of citizens in La Plata County, Colorado who care about the long-term economic health and social well-being of our community.
Our Mission is to enhance the quality of life in La Plata County through fair and just wages for all.
We envision La Plata County as a place where all workers are paid a living wage, enabling individuals, families and the community to thrive.
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