The Peace Education Center is proud to sponsor a community conversation on “Poverty and Wealth.” The problem of an ever expanding disparity between the “have’s” and the “have-not’s” has become the issue of the day. What do you think? Should the government play a role in enabling or constraining individual wealth? Are the super rich and the poverty-stricken both the creators of their own destinies? Is wealth the root of all evil?
Please join us in a respectful conversation about a problem that affects us all. We will use a process and materials designed by the National Dialogue Network, funded by a grant from the National Coalition on Dialogue and Deliberation. Seated in small groups, we will listen to each other’s perspectives to further our own understanding of the concerns and possibilities surrounding this important issue.
There will be two sessions, one for the Michigan State University (MSU) community and a second one for the larger community.
MSU Community Session, APRIL 4, 3:00PM – 5:00PM, Main Library, North Conference Room. This event is hosted by the MSU Libraries and sponsored by the MSU Peace and Justice Studies Program, College of Social Science, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Residential College for Arts and Humanities, Philosophy Department, and the Peace Education Center. Seating is limited, so to reserve a seat please send your name and email to: email@example.com. The event flyer can be downloaded here.
Community Session, APRIL 9, 7:00PM – 9:00PM, Lansing Community College, Administration Building Board Room. This event is hosted by Lansing Community College and sponsored by the Peace Education Center, Michigan League for Public Policy, Capital Area District Library, Power of We Consortium, Justice & Peace Task Force at Edgewood United Church, League of Women Voters – Lansing Area, and Common Cause of Michigan. Seating is limited, so to reserve a seat please send your name and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The event flyer can be downloaded here.