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Marian University Social Justice Committee Presents “Mending the Wealth Gap”

February 20, 2012

FOND DU LAC, Wis. — The Marian University Social Justice Committee will host “Mending the Wealth Gap: Reimagining Our Economy” on Wednesday, February 29 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Stayer Center’s Sadoff Auditorium.
The Social Justice Committee worked with Sr. Stella Storch to bring the two presenters, Edward Schmitt, Ph.D. and Robert Beezat, to campus. Schmitt, an associate history professor at UW Parkside, is the author of “President of the Other America: Robert Kennedy and the Politics of Poverty” and often speaks on the history of poverty and economic disparity. Beezat is the Great Lakes Regional Coordinator of NETWORK, a national Catholic social justice and peace advocacy group based in Washington, DC, and the author of “Knowing and Loving: The Keys to Real Happiness.” Beezat and Schmitt will discuss the history and causes of the wealth gap in relation to today’s Occupy movements as well as how more equality can be achieved.

Based on his studies of Catholic social teaching, Robert Beezat says that, “Economic systems are human inventions which should promote the full human development of people rather than people serving an economic system.”

This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact John Morris, co-chair of the Social Justice Committee, at (920) 923-7140 or jmorris@marianuniversity.edu.

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