Presented by Les Leopold
Les will explore connections that bind the pandemic, police brutality, racism and the structures that are accelerating inequality in our society. Besides lots of data and compelling charts on rising inequality in our society, he will present the results of studies on who’s dying from the current pandemic and why. Les will also look more closely at the functions of prisons and the police in an era of rising inequality.
Les Leopold is the author of “Runaway Inequality: An Activist’s Guide to Economic Justice”, 3rd edition, June, 2018. He not only explains where the U.S. economy went wrong, he provides a roadmap of how to get it back on track.
Les graduated from Oberlin College and Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs (MPA 1975) and co-founded the Labor Institute (1976), a non-profit organization focused on occupational safety and health, the environment and economics. He has authored several books. Since the publishing of his most recent book, Les has been speaking and conducting “Reversing Runaway Inequality” workshops and seminars. He states: “Either we wage a large-scale battle for economic, social and environmental justice, or we will witness the continued deterioration of the world we inhabit. The arc of capitalism does not bend towards justice. We must bend it.”