Past Event

Reading Change: 99 to 1

This year, Crossroads Fund is celebrating our 30th anniversary with Reading Change, a reading and events series exploring movements for racial, social and economic justice.

Who are the 99 percent? Who are the 1 percent? How extensive and systemic is inequality in different areas of society? Chuck Collins knows inequality. He is one of the world’s top writers, speakers, researchers, and activists on the rise of inequality in our society. In 99 to 1, he provides revealing and powerful information about inequality in all realms of today’s world. This event is part of the Crossroad Fund’s Reading Change series.

Chuck Collins is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and directs IPS’s Program on Inequality and the Common Good. He is an expert on U.S. inequality and author of several books, including Economic Apartheid in America: A Primer on Economic Inequality and Insecurity, co-authored with Felice Yeskel. (New Press, 2005). He co-authored with Bill Gates Sr. Wealth and Our Commonwealth, (Beacon Press, 2003), a case for taxing inherited fortunes. He is co-author with Mary Wright of The Moral Measure of the Economy, a book about Christian ethics and economic life.

He is co-founder of Wealth for the Common Good, a network of business leaders, high-income households and partners working together to promote shared prosperity and fair taxation.

In 1995, he co-founded United for a Fair Economy (UFE) to raise the profile of the inequality issue and support popular education and organizing efforts to address inequality. He was Executive Director of UFE from 1995-2001 and Program Director until 2005.

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Crossroads Fund supports community organizations working on issues of racial, social and economic justice in the Chicago area. A public foundation, Crossroads Fund pools the resources of individuals, foundations and businesses, building a broad base of supportfor grassroots organizations for social change.

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