IPS’s Chuck Collins, one of the foremost writers, researchers, and activists on economic inequality and its harmful effects, will speak in several locations in the U.S. about “Reversing Wealth Inequality: The Case for Restoring Progressive Taxation and Bringing Wealth Home.” .
Born into the upper 1%, at the age of 26 Collins gave away his $500,000 inheritance and joined a commune. He has since devoted his life to bridging the economic divide by pioneering efforts to bring together billionaires, investors and business leaders to speak out against practices that create economic inequality.
September 12, 7:30PM
Reversing Wealth Inequality: The Case for Restoring Progressive Taxation and Bringing Wealth Home at the Pauling Lecture
Since 1987, The Ruth Pauley Lecture Series has been providing residents of the North Carolina Sandhills and surrounding areas with the opportunity to benefit from a roster of renowned thinkers, statesmen, artists, experts and other extraordinary speakers—at no charge. Each year we present a new schedule of speakers to deepen society’s understanding of key issues and encourage public participation in their resolution. More info.
Thursday, October 5th, 8pm EST:
UUJEC Zoom Webinar: Reversing Inequality with Chuck Collins
UUJEC Advisory Board Member Chuck Collins, in Partnership with The Next System Project & The Institute For Policy Studies, released an impactful report “REVERSING INEQUALITY: Unleashing the Transformative Potential of an Equitable Economy.” The report is an excellent resource to understand the key drivers of inequality and concrete wisdom on how to collectively and legislatively move toward a more just economy.
In partnership with UU’s for Social Justice, we are proud to have Chuck join us on Thursday, October 5th at 8pm EST for a webinar to discuss his report and its findings. Webinar details here
Thursday, October 12th, 6:30-9pm
The Mediatheque is part of the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and is also home to the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture which hosts exhibitions with artists.
Established in 1971 as a sister organization to the Portland Art Museum, the Northwest Film Center is a regional media arts resource and service organization founded to encourage the study, appreciation, and utilization of the moving image arts, foster their artistic and professional excellence, and to help create a climate in which they may flourish.The Center provides a variety of film and video exhibition, education, and information programs primarily directed to the residents of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska.
Saturday, October 21:
Localize It! What Resilience Looks Like
A two-day solutions focused gathering for leaders and community members engaged in accelerating a localizing movement in our region in White River Junction, VT. We are working on systemic renewal in an age of climate crisis, economic injustice, and frayed democratic systems. This convening will forge new relationships and pathways toward improved localization of our economy, culture, democratic institutions, systems of energy, health and education, movements for justice, and other areas of intersection. We will learn from each other while bringing localization to the forefront of people’s imagination in our work toward a more resilient planet. More info.
Wednesday, October 25, 7-8:30PM:
Adult Religious Education Committee hosts Chuck Collins
Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Falmouth is a vibrant liberal religious community seeking to improve the world through justice, love, and truth. Adult Religious Education Committee further’s the churches vision by creating a welcoming Unitarian Universalist community for the Upper Cape where we are inspired to lead our best lives and better our community and our world.
Tuesday, November 14, 6:30-9:00PM:
TAFT Lecture: Chuck Collins
The Taft Lecture Series Funded by The Charles P. and Eleanor Taft Memorial Fund
Charles P. Taft’s community leadership integrated sacred and civic values. As mayor of Cincinnati, city council member, 40-year warden of Christ Church, co-founder of the World Council of Churches, and son of President William Howard Taft, he devoted his life to public service. To honor and keep alive the memory of Charlie Taft and of his loving and community-serving wife Eleanor, the vestry of Chris Church Cathedral has chosen to use a gift from the Taft family for an annual event or activity which Charlie and Eleanor Taft would have supported.
Chuck Collins, based at the Institute for Policy Studies, writes extensively on inequality. His most recent book, Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good is on the nightstand of every UU in the country. His previous books include 99 to 1 and Wealth and Our Commonwealth (with Bill Gates Sr.), and his articles appear in The Nation, The American Prospect, and numerous other magazines and news outlets, including Inequality.org. He has cofounded Wealth for the Common Good (now merged with the Patriotic Millionaires), United for a Fair Economy, Divest-Invest, and many other organizations. His work on inequality has been covered by the Guardian, Forbes, International Business Times, Wired, Los Angeles Times, Politico, CNBC, Black Enterprise Magazine, and other national and international media outlets.