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FREE DISCUSSION ABOUT INCOME INEQUALITY

ALL MEMBERS INVITED

Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 10-11:30 a.m. in Medford at the Rogue Community College (RCC)/SOU Higher Education Center, Presentation Hall, 101 S. Bartlett;

The January 28, 2016 event is part of Oregon Humanities’ statewide Conversation Project.

Inequality seems a natural consequence of rewarding excellence and innovation in a capitalist economy. But the level of inequality changes with the times. A number of prominent economists have recently suggested that we, in America, are now living with the largest income gap in the history of the world. Is inequality an incentive for hard work and invention? At what point, if ever, is the gap too large.

This is the focus of “How Much Inequality Is Acceptable?” a free conversation with Julia Hammond on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 10-11:30 a.m. in Medford at the Rogue Community College (RCC)/Southern Oregon University Higher Education Center, Presentation Hall, 101 S. Bartlett; and from 1-2:30 p.m. at RCC Rogue Auditorium at 3345 Redwood Highway, in Grants Pass. This program is hosted by RCC Diversity Programming Board and the Medford Chapter/American Association of University Women, and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.

Julia Hammond is a writer and educator. She is the owner of Folklala and the developer of the Folklala blog. The company creates products and projects that explore culture through the arts. She spent the past nine years as a liberal arts professor at the Art Institute of Portland and has taught at Portland State University, the University of Oregon, and Southern Illinois University.

Coming attractions: AAUW General Meeting, February 6, 2016, Saturday, SOU Title IX speaker at 10AM.

 

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Since the 1930s, the Medford, Oregon branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has served our community, advancing advocacy, education and equity for women. Our Branch, together with other community organizations, has helped to establish and further some of the most esteemed institutions and cultural events in Jackson County. We offer fellowship, networking, leadership training and lifelong friends. Our members enjoy opportunities to meet and have fun with others of like interests from antiques to books to international cuisine and much more through our interest groups. From working to improve the lives of thousands to helping one homeless teen, this is what we do.

AAUW Greeters at the Garden Tour

AAUW Greeters at the Garden Tour

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Nationally, AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, it has worked as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 800 college and university partners.

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