Events & Learning


June 7, 2021 

4:30 pm—6:00 pm

BlackRock chief executive Laurence Fink in 2018 noted that people were increasingly “turning to the private sector and asking that companies respond to broader societal challenges” and demanding that organizations “serve a social purpose.”

At this meeting, we will learn how The Amster Center was created and is poised to help address social problems and improve lives.

Our guest speaker, David Peter Stroh, in his book Systems Thinking for Social Change, suggests that those working to bring about social change should ask, “Why have we not been able to solve the complex social problems that plague us in spite of our best intentions and efforts?”

The Amster Center was created and designed to question, unravel, and perform against unhelpful conventional modes of thinking that perpetuate chronic social problems.


May 8, 2019 | 9:00 am—10:45 am
Concordia University Ann Arbor—North Building
3475 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

For those working to ensure that everyone in Washtenaw County has a clear path to financial stability, wealth and prosperity.

The majority of Americans do not have a few thousand dollars to weather an unexpected illness, job loss, or accident.
Most Americans, including 80 percent of people of color, are locked out of the mainstream economy, unable to add their talents, work, and dreams, unable to share in the bounty of this economy. Without a nest egg most Americans cannot invest in their future—and the future of our country—through saving, entrepreneurship, education, and homeownership. We can—and we should—do better.

At this intimate event, Bob will motivate his audience with credible evidence as to how to unleash the productive capacity of common Americans to build wealth, start and grow businesses, buy and keep homes, go to college/postsecondary education and become skilled workers in demand and discuss how a few simple policy changes would address wealth inequality—and build a better economy and a stronger country for us all.