About this event
Please join us for a special evening with John Hope Byrant for a conversation about How the Poor Can Save Capitalism. Released in June, How the Poor Can Save Capitalism makes a compelling argument that our nation’s economic vitality is dependent on inclusion of consumers on the lower rungs of the economic ladder. He asserts that the top spenders in our country are not the wealthy, business or government – they are consumers in the bottom 80% of the American workforce with “too much month at the end of their money.” Bryant also addresses the root causes of poverty in America, as well as opportunities for potential entrepreneurs, homeowners and community builders who are aspire to achieve the American Dream. The book has garnered high praise across the nation from individuals such as former President Bill Clinton and Ambassador Andrew Young.
Mr. Bryant will be joined by Dr. Sandra Archibald, dean of the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington and Jeff Clarke, CEO of Philanthropy Northwest.
Bryant, a businessman and thought leader, is a passionate voice for change and empowerment. As the CEO and founder of Operation HOPE, he focuses on making free enterprise work for all people by serving as the nonprofit private banker for the working poor, the underserved and struggling middle class. Aside from his work with Operation Hope, Bryant is a member of the Forum of Young Global Leaders for the World Economic Forum. He served as the vice chair on the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, chairman of the Committee on the Underserved and is a member of the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability.
Sponsored by: Casey Family Programs, Philanthropy Northwest and the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington.
Questions? Please contact Cindy Bingham, Casey Family Programs at 206.217.9992.