The pandemic has sped up unsustainable and unjust trends in our economy. Tens if not hundreds of millions of Americans are struggling to cope with the economic fallout, while billionaires have only grown more disproportionately wealthy. Communities of color have been hit especially hard. Enormous multinational corporations like Amazon have further deepened their hold on provisioning of both essential and non-essential consumer products, as local businesses falter or close for good.
Join Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Chuck Collins, and Stacy Mitchell on October 15 at 11:00 AM PT for a reality check on these challenges and concrete actions we can all take to build vibrant, just, and sustainable local economies even now.
Dedrick Asante-Muhammad is Chief of Race, Wealth and Community at the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC). He oversees NCRC’s Fair Housing, Fair Lending and Small Business programs. Dedrick is known for his racial economic inequality analysis particularly as it relates to the racial wealth divide.
Chuck Collins is the Director of the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies where he co-edits Inequality.org. He is author of the popular book, Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good (Chelsea Green). His new book, Is Inequality in America Irreversible? is published by the Oxford, UK-based Polity Press.
Stacy Mitchell is co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, a national research and advocacy organization that fights corporate control and works to build thriving, equitable communities.
This event is free to attend, but we hope you’ll consider a donation of $25 or more, which will also give you access to a recording of the event as soon as it’s available.
Funds raised from the event will support Post Carbon Institute’s efforts to inspire, educate, and support many more people to respond with urgency and boldness to the defining challenges of our time.