Featuring Richard Wilkinson
THU APR 2 | 7:00 PM (doors open 6:00 PM)
SFU Public Square and Vancity are proud to present the keynote event for the 2020 Community Summit Overcoming Inequality, featuring epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson, one of the world’s leading experts on the impacts of inequality and co-author of the groundbreaking books The Spirit Level and The Inner Level.
Wilkinson’s research shows that societies with higher levels of income inequality suffer in diverse ways that touch on all aspects of our public and personal lives. Less equal societies experience lower social mobility, worse educational outcomes, shorter life spans, and increased rates of addiction, violence, imprisonment and obesity. People in less equal societies are not as likely to trust each other, engage in social or civic actions and are more prone to chronic stress, anxiety and depression.
Join us for a thought-provoking talk as Wilkinson draws on decades of experience as a public health researcher to help us consider how improved equality benefits everyone in society, and how we can and must work together to overcome inequality.
This event is free with registration.