How far will working hard take you in today’s American society? Based on the experience of the frontline workers we called heroes during COVID, not very far. As the wealth divide continues to deepen and class and race inequities are exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the American dream of upward mobility has been called into question. Can one make it simply by trying? This Monday, Professor Brian Lowery talks about mobility and wealth with Christina Sass, the co-founder of Andela, and Laura Maristany, the director External Affairs of Bitwise Industries.
Climate change, a pandemic, inequality, all demand that we examine the economic systems and structures we are operating within. In this time of unprecedented change, how might we reimagine work?
Given the ever-more connected world we live in, how should we reimagine the economy?
Examine new ways to think about work in light of the changes prompted by the pandemic.
Examine the way race interacts with structures of power, and how systemic racism manifests itself in institutions and our daily lives.