Living Wage Coalition Sponsors Talks by Meizhu Lui (5/18 and 5/19) on “The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the U.S. Racial Wealth Divide”

Meizhu Lui, the Executive Director of United for a Fair Economy, will be traveling to Ithaca on May 18th and 19th to talk about her newly-released book, “The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the U.S. Racial Wealth Divide”. Lui will be appearing at the following events:

As Guest Speaker at Alternatives Federal Credit Union’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 18th at the Woman’s Community Building, 110 W. Seneca St. The free dinner catered by Franco’s will begin at 5:30; programming begins at 6:00.

At an afternoon workshop/lunch, hosted by the Multicultural Resource Cener/Cornell Cooperative Extension, 615 Willow Avenue, from 12-2 p.m. on Friday, May 19th. Free pizza, salad, coffee, Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, “The Color of Wealth” book signing/availability, and a lively interactive discussion will be had by all.

Why is there still such an economic chasm between whites and people of color?

The Color of Wealth spotlights the government’s astonishingly decisive historic role in putting white families on an escalator to asset ownership, while keeping African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asian Americans stuck on an economic treadmill.

The afternoon workshop is sponsored by the Tompkins County Living Wage Coalition; the Village at Ithaca; the Latino Civic Association of Tompkins County; the Ithaca Asian-American Association; the Tompkins County Human Rights Commission; the Multicultural Resource Center; the Greater Ithaca Activities Center; and Alternatives Federal Credit Union.

Copies of the book are available, in advance, at the Living Wage Center, 115 E. State Street.