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The American Paradox: Rising Inequality in an Age of Prosperity

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM


— lecture and book signing

Missouri History Museum – Lee Auditorium
Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park
St. Louis, Missouri 63112 + Google Map

Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students welcome. Parking is free in the History Museum lots, on the street in Forest Park, or in the East and West lots across from the Judith and Dennis Jones Visitor Center.

Featured Speaker: Mark R. Rank, Ph.D., Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis

A fundamental paradox of American society today has been the rise of inequality and vulnerability within an overall age of economic prosperity.  Mark Rank, the Herbert S. Hadley Professor of Social Welfare at Washington University in St. Louis explores the dynamics and consequences of this troubling pattern, and what it may mean for Americans in the future.

Rank is widely recognized as one of the foremost experts and speakers in the country on issues of poverty, inequality and social justice.

Rank chasing_bookcoverCopies of Chasing the American Dream: Understanding What Shapes Our Fortunes available for signing and purchase by the author following the presentation.

The American Paradox is being presented in conjunction with the Missouri History Museum exhibition, #1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis on display at the Museum thru April 15, 2018.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63112 United States
+ Google Map