Less Than 3/5s: Examining the Consequences of 400 Years of Inequality – March 17th, 2017
Examining the Consequences of 400 Years of Inequality
In 1776 the Declaration of Independence boldy declared, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…” Reality belied that statement, as millions were then held in bondage, and the Founding Fathers decided to count those slaves as “3/5’s of a person.” That tension between our dream and our reality is a destabilizing force in the US, which finds itself heading towards a pinnacle of inequality. William Morrish, Robert Sember and Mindy Fullilove have been working with colleagues to understand the long history of inequality and to gain perspective on the present moment in our national life. At this working meeting, we will tackle three topics: the timeline of 398 years of events, the nature of the present moment and the agenda for the next two years and beyond.
Please register for the free event here.
Date and Time:
Fri, March 17, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
Wollman Hall, The New School
65 W 11th Street
New York, NY 10011