Winners Take All: Anand Giridharadas with Joy-Ann Reid

Tue. Sep 4, 2018 at 6:30pm EDT
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An award-winning journalist travels to the inner sanctums of the new gilded age to chronicle the global elites who are setting out to remake the fight for equality and social justice in their own images.

Around the planet some of the world’s richest and most powerful citizens  lead passionate campaigns to solve the manifold social and political problems that divide the haves and the have nots. Anand Giridharadas, journalist and winner of the Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award, asks whether those who have profited from “our highly inequitable status quo” are the best candidates to narrow the divides that have benefitted them the most. When are their solutions democratic and universal, and when do they reflect and support the biases that introduced the inequity in the first place?

In conversation with Joy-Ann Reid, political analyst for MSNBC and host of of “AM Joy,” Giridharadas will discuss Winners Take All, and a call to action—for elite and everyday citizens alike—to action to build more egalitarian institutions.

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Celeste Auditorium at South Court (1st Floor) The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street & 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10016