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The JCPS Transfer process begins on Monday, February 22 (7:00 AM) and ends on Monday March 22 (4:00 PM). JCTA will be offering our Transfer workshops (Sign-up under our Calendar of Events) you must be a JCTA member to join the Zoom meetings.

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"The Sum of Us" Book Discussion with Author Heather McGhee

Join us for a cross-union book discussion with "The Sum of Us" author Heather McGhee!



Join our broad union family on February 24th from 3:30 – 5:00 pm EST for a conversation on how racial justice economically and socially helps everyone. AFA-CWA, AFL-CIO, AFSCME, AFT, CWA, NEA, SEIU, and UAW will host Heather McGhee for a discussion about her forthcoming book: The Sum of Us, her deep personal journey across the U.S., and how defeating racism positively impacts the labor movement.


Heather McGhee is a thought leader in the fields of Race and Economy. Her 2020 TED talk, “Racism Has a Cost for Everyone” reached 1 million views in just two months online. She is the former president of Demos and a regular NBC contributor. Heather is a longtime partner to labor and has dedicated a portion of her book to discuss the intersection of race and labor.


This discussion will be moderated by Naomi Walker, Director of Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN). 


This event is open to the staff and leaders of each hosting union. Here is a link to register.



Event Goals

  • To highlight and encourage the conversation Heather’s book lifts up about how racial justice economically and socially helps everyone.
  • To explore how this conversation impacts the labor movement. 


Event Agenda - (3:30-5:00 pm ET)

  • Opening and intro of moderator (Naomi Walker - EARN)
    • Recognition of unions and elected leaders on the call
  • Moderator introduces Heather
  • Heather briefly gives background on the book. Answers 3 basic questions from the moderator.
  • Open for Q & A.
    • Mix of moderator and audience questions
  • Closing


About Heather McGhee:

Heather McGhee is an expert in economic and social policy. The former president of the inequality-focused think tank Demos, McGhee has drafted legislation, testified before Congress and contributed regularly to news shows including NBC’s Meet the Press. She now chairs the board of Color of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. McGhee holds a BA in American studies from Yale University and a JD from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law.


About The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

One of today’s most insightful and influential thinkers offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn: Racism has a cost for everyone—not just for people of color.

Heather McGhee’s specialty is the American economy—and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. From the financial crisis to rising student debt to collapsing public infrastructure, she found a common root problem: racism. But not just in the most obvious indignities for people of color. Racism has costs for white people, too. It is the common denominator of our most vexing public problems, the core dysfunction of our democracy and constitutive of the spiritual and moral crises that grip us all. But how did this happen? And is there a way out?

McGhee embarks on a deeply personal journey across the country from Mississippi to California to Maine, tallying what we lose when we buy into the zero-sum paradigm—the idea that progress for some of us must come at the expense of others. Along the way, she meets white people who confide in her about losing their homes, their dreams, and their shot at better jobs to the toxic mix of American racism and greed. This is the story of how public goods in this country—from parks and pools to functioning schools—have become private luxuries; of how unions collapsed, wages stagnated, and inequality increased; and of how this country, unique among the world’s advanced economies, has thwarted universal healthcare.

But in unlikely places of worship and work, McGhee finds proof of what she calls the Solidarity Dividend: gains that come when people come together across race, to accomplish what we simply can’t do on our own.

The Sum of Us is a brilliant analysis of how we arrived here: divided and self-destructing, materially rich but spiritually starved and vastly unequal. McGhee marshals economic and sociological research to paint an irrefutable story of racism’s costs, but at the heart of the book are the humble stories of people yearning to be part of a better America, including white supremacy’s collateral victims: white people themselves. With startling empathy, this heartfelt message from a Black woman to a multiracial America leaves us with a new vision for a future in which we finally realize that life can be more than zero-sum.

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