An Evening with Activist Chuck CollinsBack >
October 16, 2018, 6:30–8:30 pm
The Summer Institute for Human Rights and Genocide Studies of Buffalo is proud to present:
Speaking on his best selling book, Born on Third Base:
A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 6:30-8:30 PM
Arthur O. Eve U.B. Educational Opportunity Center
555 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY
Chuck Collins was once an heir to the Oscar Mayer fortune who gave away his inheritance at 26 and spent the next three decades mobilizing against inequality.
Born into the one percent, he uses his perspective to deliver a new narrative, inviting the wealthy to come back home and to invest their wealth in struggling communities. Stories told along the way explore the roots of advantage, how taxpayers subsidize the affluent, and how charity, used incorrectly, can actually reinforce extreme inequality. His solutions also respond to climate change and how communities can make a healthy transition to a sustainable new economy.
With the heart of an agitator and the soul of a storyteller, Chuck is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies and is the cofounder of Patriotic Millionaires. You won’t want to miss his case for tackling inequality, bringing wealth home, and committing to the Common Good.
Perfect for those interested in community organizing and social justice, this event is free and open to the public. It would also be ideal for student groups, book clubs, financial advisers, and religious leaders.
Free and open to the public, participants are encouraged to register beforehand at www.summerinstituteofbuffalo.org
Light refreshments will be served.
Parking is conveniently located at the Ellicott Street Lot, located at 555 Ellicott.
For more information, contact event organizer Jean Gunner at email@example.com