In its efforts to work towards establishing a more democratic, equal city, Open Buffalo is hosting a town hall meeting tonight at Asbury Hall which will feature a presentation by Heather McGhee.
McGhee is the vice president of policy and outreach at Demos, an organization whose mission for the country aligns perfectly with the goals of Open Buffalo’s organization: to provide all Americans with an equal say in democracy and equal economic opportunity. McGhee’s talk will center on upward mobility, inequality and the American dream.
McGhee’s background in democracy reform, economic reform, racial equity and financial regulation also stems from years spent as a writer, speaker and media commentator on these issues. She has made regular appearances on MSNBC, Fox News and CNN and her written work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, NPR, the Washington Post and the New York Times. McGhee also co-authored a chapter on retirement insecurity in Inequality Matters: The Growing Economic Divide in America and its Poisonous Consequences.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. this evening and the event will kick off around 6:30 p.m. Before and after McGhee’s talk and subsequent Q&A session, the event will feature performances by local artists, including Daughters of Creative Sound, a spoken word performance by Dr. Neal, and a closing set by Randle and the Late Night Scandals.