Dr. Ira Silver, professor of sociology at Framingham State University, will speak on the issue of increasing inequality in this country on Sunday at Temple Emanu-El, 514 Main St.
This free presentation is from 10 a.m. to noon and is preceded by breakfast at 9:30 a.m.
In his latest book, “Giving Hope,” Silver says “We hear a lot these days about the growing rich-poor gap and how it is undermining the American dream. A telling indicator is that hard work is no longer the sure-bet ticket to getting ahead it once was.”
Silver will discuss how second chances can be offered to Americans who have dim prospects for moving their lives forward without outside help. His dramatic stories of personal transformation illustrate that so many of us have the power to enable people experiencing hard times to embark on paths toward success. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is appreciated by calling 978-373-3861 or by email to email@example.com. Co-sponsor of this event is the temple’s Adult Education Committee.
Auction helps orphans in Africa
Kulea Childcare Villages will hold a fundraiser auction on March 7 from 6 to 11 p.m., at the Haverhill Country Club.
The event will feature live music, a full dinner, dancing and updates. It will also feature new photos of children the program serves, the ongoing construction and land development.
The mission of this nonprofit organization based in Atkinson is to care for orphans in Kenya and orphans in Tanzania so that they grow into leaders who can provide new vision and integrity in their communities. The devastation of AIDS, civil conflict and poverty has impacted the lives of thousands of children, leaving many homeless and without parents. Tickets are available online at www.kuleavillages.org or by visiting West Church on Sunday.