The Sum of Us - Heather McGhee Book

United Way of Pierce County's 5th Annual From Poverty to Possibilities Summit is just two months away. This year's Keynote speaker is renowned economist and the bestselling author of The Sum of Us, Heather McGhee. Heather's work in public policy and the American economy led her to a startling discovery; our society's racism hurts not only people of color but also the people designed to benefit from privilege. The Sum of Us explores how racism created bad systems and policies that hurt us all and provides a roadmap on ways communities can unite to tear down those systems and rebuild new ones.

Before the Summit, we invite you to join in one or more community conversations around Heather's book, The Sum of Us. We will discuss different chapters and topics at each session, coming to pinnacle of her work, the Solidarity Dividend, at the Summit on Nov 9th.   

Register in advance for each 1-hour session:

Oct 7th 11:00 AM PT – Chapters 1 – 3: Zero-Sum Game, Public Resources, and Student Debt

Oct 12th 12:00 PM PT – Chapters 4 - 6: Housing Crisis, Unions Workers, and Voting Rights 

Oct 21st 12:00 PM PT – Chapters 7 - 9: Segregation, Climate Change, and Becoming Anti-racist    

Nov 9th We will discuss Chapter 10, The Solidarity Dividend, at the From Poverty to Possibilities Summit. If you would like to participate in the Summit and discussion register here

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The Book Discussion Guide click here

From Poverty to Possibilities Summit register here

The Sum of Us is available in several places. We got ours on Smile.Amazon (which donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to your charity of choice). The book is offered in hardcover, Kindle, and audiobook.