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Heather McGhee, "The Sum of US"

We invite you to join author Heather McGhee for a virtual event, where she will discuss her best-selling book, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together on Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 PM. The event is virtual. 

CLICK HERE to register today. (The Zoom link will be provided in advance of the evening.)

In her New York Times bestseller, "McGhee embarks on a deeply personal journey across the country from Maine to Mississippi to California, tallying what we lose when we buy into the zero-sum paradigm—the idea that progress for some of us must come at the expense of others.

This is the story of how public goods in this country—from parks and pools to functioning schools—have become private luxuries; of how unions collapsed, wages stagnated, and inequality increased; and of how this country, unique among the world’s advanced economies, has thwarted universal healthcare. But in unlikely places of worship and work, McGhee finds proof of what she calls the Solidarity Dividend: the benefits we gain when people come together across race to accomplish what we simply can’t do on our own. The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee is not only a brilliant analysis of how we arrived here but also a heartfelt message, delivered with startling empathy, from a Black woman to a multiracial America. It leaves us with a new vision for a future in which we finally realize that life can be more than a zero-sum game.

This event is co-presented by Boys' Latin, Bryn Mawr School, Friends School of Baltimore and Roland Park Country School.