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Annual breakfast in honor of Martin Luther King Day sponsored by World of Wellesley and Wellesley College. Breakfast available at 8:00 AM and the program will run from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM featuring keynote by Chuck Collins and performances by The Kuumba Singers of Harvard College and the Wellesley High School Thunder Step Squad.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Chuck Collins, researcher, campaigner, storyteller, and writer based at the Institute for Policy Studies where he co-edits Inequality.org. He has written extensively on wealth inequality in his books, Born of Third Base, 99 to 1, Wealth and Our Commonwealth (with Bill Gates Sr.), and Economic Apartheid in America as well as in The Nation, The American Prospect, and numerous other magazines and news outlets. Collins grew up in the 1 percent as the great grandson of meatpacker Oscar Mayer, but at age 26 he gave away his inheritance. He has been working to reduce inequality and strengthen communities since 1982 and in the process has cofounded numerous initiatives, including Wealth for the Common Good (now merged with the Patriotic Millionaires), United for a Fair Economy, and Divest-Invest. He is also a leader in the transition movement, and a co-founder of the Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition and the Jamaica Plain Forum, both in the Boston-area community in which he lives.
Please consider reserving a table, which could be used for your own group of 10 or donated for use by local students. The donation for a table is $300. The donation for an individual ticket is $30. Reservations due by January 10, 2017.
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