Radical Trust book launch
Join Dr. Evelyn Forget & Hannah Owczar for the launch of Radical Trust: Basic Income For Complicated Lives (ARP Books).
The launch will be hosted live in the Atrium of McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park and also available as a simultaneous YouTube stream. The video will be available for viewing thereafter: https://youtu.be/xWi0DIcbs5c
Radical Trust: Basic Income For Complicated Lives explores the notion that a basic income is a compassionate and dignified response to poverty and income inequality in Canada. Through extensive testimonials with those that the "social safety net" fails most dramatically, it tells the stories of lived experience, as individuals navigate the complicated circumstances of their lives. The myth of meritocracy creates distinctions between the deserving, a distinction that is the basis on which Canada's entire income support system rests. It's become apparent that Canada's current income support systems do not work.
Dr. Evelyn Forget is an economist in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. Her research examines the health and social implications of poverty and inequality, and she is often called upon by governments, First Nations and international organizations to advise on poverty, inequality, health and social outcomes. Her most recent book is Basic Income for Canadians: from the covid-19 emergency to financial security for all.
Hannah Owczar is a writer and communications specialist in the department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. She is a graduate of the Creative Communications program at Red River College where she majored in journalism. Owczar’s work has appeared in several major news outlets in Manitoba including the Winnipeg Free Press and CBC News. She also holds an undergraduate degree in Human Rights from the University of Winnipeg.