Les Leopold is in North Carolina This Week

If you’re in North Carolina this week you’ll have a chance to see Les Leopold speak. He’s visiting the state and making a series of appearances to talk about Reversing Runaway Inequality.

On May 1st he’ll be in Asheville, at the Pack Library, at 4pm.

On May 2nd he’ll be in Charlotte for a May Day Panel, speaking to the Charlotte Workers Assembly, at 6pm.

On May 3rd he’ll give a presentation at Elon College at 2:30pm, in Elon NC.

On May 3rd he’ll also be in Durham, at the Center for Responsible Lending, at 6:30pm. 

On May 4th he’ll make a presentation to the North Carolina Democratic Party Progressive Caucus in Hillsborough at 11:30am.

On May 4th he’ll also make a presentation at the Pittsboro Road House in Pittsboro at 2:30pm.

Tell Us About Your Runaway Inequality Events!

We’ve made a Google form so you can easily report to us about your upcoming or past Runaway Inequality event. We want to add these to our new Events calendar, to help people find out about talks and trainings that are coming up, and to learn about events that occurred in the past. (The calendar currently only has a fraction of the past events listed. We’re working to show all of them.)

Click here to fill out the form.


Report: A Runaway Inequality Workship in North Carolina

On Saturday, September 8 the Alliance for Economic Justice co-presented a Reversing Runaway Inequality workshop with the Cape Fear Group of the Sierra Club, the Communication Workers of America, and Cape Fear River Watch. This workshop was in solidarity with the Peoples Climate Movement’s “Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice” campaign. As such, we did an additional activity on the impact of RNI on the environment in addition to making Activity 8 focused on how to convert a local environmental issue (Gen-x in the water) into political action during the mid-terms.

Here are some photos from the day.

Reversing Inequality Workshop Set for September 8 in Wilmington NC

Its no secret that the rich are getting richer while the rest of us are finding it harder to make ends meet. Why do the top one percent get all the breaks while others struggle to find a good job, live in fear of a major health crisis, and get buried under growing debt? Many of our country’s problems are getting worse because of one major issue: inequality. Our economic and political systems currently serve the wealthy, but is this inevitable?

We invite you to an interactive workshop in Wilmington, North Carolina, designed to help everyday people understand the rules of the game and what can be done to ensure that everyone gets a fair chance at the American dream.

This event is presented as part of the Peoples Climate Movement, an effort to promote economic and racial justice under the banner of Climate, Jobs and Justice. This workshop will highlight the relationship between economic inequality and environmental hazards, which are worsening as the distribution of resources (monetary & natural) becomes increasingly unequal. In solidarity with the Peoples Climate Movement, this event is co-presented by the Cape Fear Group of the Sierra Club, the Alliance for Economic Justice, the Communications Workers of America and Cape Fear River Watch.

This event will include a light breakfast and lunch. This event is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP online today: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3577966

Registration will end on Friday, September 7 at 12PM.