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The Road to Inequity: Understanding the Wealth Gap with Matthew Whitaker

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The Road to Inequity: Understanding the Wealth Gap with Matthew Whitaker

March 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

FREE

We often hear about the widening wealth gap in the United States. If we look back through history, federal policies and discriminatory practices, from redlining to the current gender wage gap, have contributed to lasting social and economic inequities. Who holds the wealth now? How was that wealth acquired? Can we move toward a more equitable system? Let’s take a closer look at the origins of the wealth gap and discuss the inequities that persist today.

This event is cohosted by Pima County Public Library – Salazar-Ajo Branch.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Matthew Whitaker is a decorated educator, historian, author, social justice advocate, motivational speaker, and founder of the ASU Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, where he taught for 16 years. Whitaker’s expertise lies in U.S. history, African American history, race relations, social movements, cultural competency, equity and inclusion, teaching excellence, and community partnerships. Whitaker has received numerous awards including the 2016 DLA Diversity and Inclusion Award, ASU’s 2015 Pioneer Award for work on African American life and culture, and 2014 DLA Inclusive Workplace Award. Whitaker has spoken throughout the U.S. and abroad, and has been featured on CNN, NPR, PBS, WVON, and KEMET. His books include Hurricane Katrina: America’s Unnatural Disaster, Race Work: The Rise of Civil Rights in the Urban West, and his forthcoming memoir, The Undisputed Truth: A Revolutionary Journey to Black Manhood.

Details

Date:
March 15
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.library.pima.gov/locations/AJO/

Organizer

Salazar-Ajo Library
Phone:
(520) 387-6075
Website:
http://www.library.pima.gov/locations/ajo/

Venue

Pima County Public Library – Salazar-Ajo Branch
15 W Plaza ST #179
Ajo, AZ 85321 United States
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Phone:
520-387-6075
Website:
https://azhumanities.org/?post_type=tribe_venue&p=11945