Economic Inequality: Community Dialogue


Anyone who attended the 2017 Festival programs Economic Inequality: Who Profits? What’s at Stake? and/or An Evening with Joseph Stiglitz knows: U.S. income inequality, by one measure, is the highest it’s been since 1928.

Both of these programs were sponsored by Clergy and Laity United for Justice and Peace (CLUJP) as part of a three-part series on the topic of economic inequality and what we can do about it. Now that the Festival has concluded, we invite you to participate in the third part of the series, a monthly community dialogue meetup that seeks to provide leadership, coordination, and communication on strategies to promote local action on the issue of economic inequality. All who are interested are invited to join in. To sign up for updates on the Community Dialogue, click here.

The first of these Community Dialogue meetups will take place on Thursday, April 27 from 6:30-8:00 PM at The Haven, in downtown Charlottesville. Sign up for updates on the Community Dialogue here.

To view and download the slide presentation (as a PDF) that was presented by Joseph Stiglitz during his Festival headlining program, please CLICK HERE.

Clergy and Laity United for Justice and Peace (CLUJP) is an interfaith group in central Virginia who seek to invite all concerned citizens of faith and good will to come together to devise and articulate effective action and strategies aimed at greater justice and peace in our communities. The matter of income inequality is one that looms over our lives right now. CLUJP seeks to speak to the conscience of all citizens of the need for action that will not only slow this trend down but will begin to reverse it. We believe this change of direction can and must begin on the local level, from the citizens themselves.