Representative Jay Kaufman’s award winning public policy forum, “OPEN HOUSE,” returns to a familiar theme-income inequality. The forum, the second of the 23rd season, is entitled “Born on 3rd Base; A Conversation with Chuck Collins”, and features renowned author and activist Chuck Collins. It will be held Thursday October 26th, from 7:00PM-8:00PM at the historic Depot in Lexington Center (13 Depot Square in Lexington Center

Chuck Collins, author of “Born on 3rd Base,” was born to privilege and has spent his entire career taking up the cause of those who have been left behind, held back, pushed down, or otherwise stymied as our society becomes ever-more divided along the lines of wealth, race, and power.

Massachusetts has some of the nation’s-and world’s-worst income inequality. What does that mean for our economy and for our democratic institutions? What happens when privilege (access to home ownership, educational opportunities, jobs, career advancement, justice) increasingly separate the “haves” from the “have-nots?” How threatening are our divisions? What are we to do about those divisions? What are our opportunities and responsibilities? What can we do to turn this around?

Don’t miss this event on October 26th, from 7PM-8PM. As always, the forum will take its shape largely from questions from the audience. Questions can also be submitted in advance by email,, or tweet your questions to @repjaykaufman.


In 1997, OPEN HOUSE was awarded the prestigious Beacon Award, cable television’s equivalent of an Emmy. The series was also named the best television series by Massachusetts Cable Television Commission. The OPEN HOUSE series is produced through a partnership between Representative Kaufman and LexMedia which records the forums for broadcast in Lexington and Woburn.