The Women of LPC and their friends are invited to gather on Tuesday, January 15 at 6:30 p.m. to participate in Bread for the World’s Racial Wealth Gap Learning Simulation. The simulation is an interactive tool that helps people understand the connections among racial equity, hunger, poverty and wealth. It is a good first step for people unaware of structural inequality, a support tool for those who want a deeper understanding of structural inequality and a source of information for experts who want to know the quantifiable economic impact of each policy that has widened today’s racial hunger, income and wealth divides.
Laura VanDale will guide us through this follow-up to our book study Waking Up White. All women and their friends are welcome (including those who did not participate in the book discussion). Participation will help all of us better understand the connections among racial equity, hunger, poverty and wealth.
Together, we will learn how federal policies created structural inequalities — property ownership and education are just two among many areas affected — and how these policies increase hunger and poverty in communities of color. The simulation guides participants to an understanding of why racial equity is so important to ending hunger and poverty in the United States. Our hope is that participants, as they become more aware of structural inequality, will support policies that undo and/or reduce disparities.
Contact Laura VanDale to confirm that you will participate or to add your name to the email list for LPC Women’s events. You can also visit the LPC Women’s Facebook group page for updates.