Date(s) - Friday, March 23
First Church Parish Hall
With the heart of an agitator and the soul of a storyteller, Collins upends our assumptions about America’s deep wealth divide—and offers bold new solutions for bridging the economic divide, and suggests re-engaging the wealthy to rebuild communities for a resilient future.
Chuck Collins—the great-grandson of one of America’s iconic industrialists—grew up in the one percent, gave his inheritance away at 26, and became one of the nation’s leading thinkers and activists on solving inequality.
This event is free and open to the public.
First Church in Belmont, Unitarian Universalist
404 Concord Avenue, Belmont, Massachusetts
Co-sponsored by Adult Programs and Social Action Committees.
Born on Third Base will make you think about what it means to be human.
—PBS News Hour
“A call to action for America’s wealthy and a warning shot across the bows of their yachts if they fail to act, Born on Third Base offers a clear and compelling case for why the privileged and powerful must act to reverse widening inequality of income, wealth, and political power in America.”
— Robert B. Reich, former US Secretary of Labor
Chuck Collins, based at the Institute for Policy Studies, writes extensively on inequality. 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.