Les starts talking at about 9 minutes in. Click here to watch it.
We have 26 new members who would like to participate in Train the Trainer sessions to Reverse Runaway inequality. They’ve signed up from across the country.
Meanwhile we’re working with local groups and Trained Trainers to bring trainings to areas with enough interest across the country. Here’s the full map of interested trainers on the continental US.
When: Thursday, October 19th. 12:30 PM to 2 PM
Where: HOW Space. 182 Howard St., Boone, North Carolina 28608
What: Facilitated by Les Leopold, co-founder of the Labor Institute in New York, this nuts and bolts workshop provides an opportunity to learn more about developing successful grassroots campaigns for social and economic justice.
+ learn skills to create effective campaigns and actions
+ explore the historical context for social justice movements and contemporary organizing
+ develop concrete tools you can use in your own work
Leopold is a veteran activist with over 40 years of dedication to labor rights as well as social and economic justice causes. His current book, “Runaway Inequality: An Activist Guide to Economic Justice”, is a solutions oriented guide to the wide ranging problems associated with economic inequality in the US. He is currently helping to build a national economic educational train-the-trainer program with unions and community groups. All proceeds from his current book go back into this campaign.
People across the country are letting us know they want to be trained to be trainers to reverse runaway inequality. The map helps us focus energy setting up training sessions. Join RunawayInequality.org and let us know where you are and if you want to be a trainer!
The Continental US.
The Pacific States and Philipines
Runaway inequality comes at a steep price. The money that enriches the few is extracted from all that we hold dear: our public life, our incomes, our health, our environment, and the education of children. What would the world look like if we were able to reverse this? How is your vision different from the world we live in today?
Make a map or drawing of what your community could be like in a world without runaway inequality and send a photo of it to email@example.com . Even better, get together with a few friends and imagine that world together.
If you would like to be informed about local training events in your area, and you aren’t yet on our trainer map, please let us know your name and location. We’ll put you on the map!