Reclaiming the American Dream: Spreading What Works For Advancing Equity

When Oct 19, 2018
from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Speed Art Museum Cinema (2035 S. 3rd St.)
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UofL's Center for Healthy Air Water and Soil
presents author Ben Hecht as he discusses real-world examples to illustrate how America can evolve to include everyone in its promise of opportunity from 3:00-3:45pm. Then, join the Center for Healthy Air Water and Soil's Ambassadors for Health in All Policies for a special reception with light snacks and a cash bar immediately after the discussion. And, the Speed Art Museum welcomes the University Community to stay into the evening at After Hours at the Speed.

About Ben Hecht and his book Reclaiming the American Dream
Living Cities
President and CEO Ben Hecht has spent decades exploring how leaders take proactive measures to combat growing racial disparity, without relying on slow-moving policies or the whims of DC. Reclaiming the American Dream offers a blueprint for how communities can rekindle the promise of the American Dream through improving educational opportunities, strengthening civic engagement, and providing a ladder to economic security.

As president and CEO of Living Cities, Hecht has seen how economic disparity and racial inequities wreak havoc with lives and communities. He’s also seen how local leaders can take action to address the root causes of inequality themselves, rather than waiting for policy changes from above. Drawing on his decades of working directly with low-income neighborhoods, Hecht presents a series of case studies from throughout the country that focus on real problems and real solutions. From improving educational opportunities to strengthening civic engagement to investing in women and people of color to start businesses, Hecht shows that we know how to create conditions where everyone can live healthy, prosperous lives, we just need to implement these proven strategies

No automatic alt text available.About the Ambassadors for Health In All Policies
The Center for Healthy Air Water and Soil's Ambassadors for Health in All Policies is a group of community leaders who represent businesses, schools, and philanthropic organizations from around Louisville. This group is the foundation of Louisville's Health in All Policies movement that aims to build a well-grounded, long-term culture of health in Louisville. Ambassadors are thoughtful, caring leaders who help the individuals and institutions they work with to understand that all decisions must be made through the lens of health. Louisville’s Ambassadors for Health in All Policies represent all eight dimensions of health in our Circle of Harmony and Health and it is our hope that these Ambassadors work together in innovative collaborations so Louisville will be recognized nationally as an Urban Laboratory that models how Health in All Policies can benefit all our residents.”

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