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MLK Day Message: The Power of the People can be Stronger than the Power of Money

Arnie Alpert, co-director of the NH Program, is often a speaker at Southern New Hampshire Outreach for Black Unity's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Breakfast.  Here's what he said on Monday:

I want to begin by saying a few words about inequality, and I’ve learned that a trick to effective public speaking is to tell people stuff that they already know.

We know that for most families, most workers, most ordinary people, take home pay has been stagnant since the 1970s, two generations.

Equality and the many faces of inequality

AFSC - Quaker Values in action.  Reflections on equality

Screening of Inequality for All

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 6:00pm

Robert Reich

Robert Reich

Robert Reich

AFSC joins several other groups in inviting you to a free panel discussion and screening of Robert Reich's film Inequality for All.

Author, professor and former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Reich addresses the nation's widening economic gap.

"Inequality Matters," a discussion with Chuck Collins

Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 3:00pm

Chuck Collins 2008

Chuck Collins at AFSC-NH Dinner

Chuck Collins was the guest speaker for the NH Program's annual dinner in 2008.

We’re living through a period of extreme inequality, where the gap between rich and poor is at its greatest level since the Gilded Age a century ago.  But our national conversation about how to address this challenge is equally polarized.  Why is inequality growing? Why does it matter?  What can we do about it?  Chuck Collins will discuss the impact of inequality on all that we cherish -- and the path forward to an economy that works for everyone.

"Inequality Matters," Nov. 3, 2013

Flyer for Nov. 3, 2013 event with Chuck Collins in Henniker NH.

Chuck Collins speaks on Inequality

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Chuck Collins,  a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, where he directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good, has a new book, 99 to1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do about It.  Chuck is a creative and engaging speaker on matters that may seem dry, and also commands a deep understanding of economic and policy issues.  His visit to

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