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New & Noted with Heather McGhee, Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures

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New & Noted with Heather McGhee, Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures

Join us for a virtual lecture with Heather McGhee, author of new bestseller The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together. Heather McGhee’s specialty is the American economy—and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. From the financial crisis to rising student debt to collapsing public infrastructure, she found a common root problem: racism. But not just in the most obvious indignities for people of color. Racism has costs for white people, too. The Sum of Us is a brilliant analysis of how we arrived here: divided and self-destructing, materially rich but spiritually starved and vastly unequal. McGhee marshals economic and sociological research to paint an irrefutable story of racism’s costs, but at the heart of the book are the humble stories of people yearning to be part of a better America, including white supremacy’s collateral victims: white people themselves. With startling empathy, this heartfelt message from a Black woman to a multiracial America leaves us with a new vision for a future in which we finally realize that life can be more than a zero-sum game. Heather McGhee will be in conversation with William Generett Jr., board member for The Pittsburgh Foundation and Senior Vice President of Civic Engagement at Duquesne University.

Virtual
$10
10:00 AM - 11:59 PM on Tue, 4 May 2021

Event Supported By

Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures
412-622-8866
info@pittsburghlectures.org

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