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.
Dear Runaway Inequality fighters,
We invite you to join us in two Reversing Runaway Inequality workshops coming up soon in the Bay area: August 25th (Berkeley) and Sept. 8th (Richmond). Space is limited to 25 at each. Please register now to reserve your spot.
As you well know, fighting runaway inequality will take a massive organized movement to take back our country from financial and corporate elites. Please join us in helping to build that movement.
This day-long workshop is an excellent opportunity for us to explore together the facts that drive runaway inequality and how it effects nearly every issue we care deeply about from worker rights, to underfunded schools, to mass incarceration, to low-paying jobs, to student loans.
And to be sure we’ll be discussing what needs to be done to reverse runaway inequality.
Workshops like these are being held all over the country and form key building blocks for building a broad movement to change our country’s direction. They really are helping us reach out to our co-workers, neighbors, and community members. Your participation can really help reverse runaway inequality.
For more information please check out the Flyer for Upcoming Workshops – Berkeley Aug 25 and Richmond Sept 8
The workshop is free, including the workshop materials, lunch, refreshments, and a copy of my book, Runaway Inequality: An Activist’s Guide to Economic Justice.
TO REGISTER: Email firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate which date you will attend:
___ SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2018 FROM 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Sports Basement Community Room at Berkeley Iceland
2727 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94705
___ SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, 2018 FROM 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Lovonya DeJean Middle School Library
3400 Macdonald Ave., Richmond, CA 94805
Space is limited to 25. Please register now to reserve your spot.
For any questions, please contact:
(408) 505-8340 cell
Many thousands of concerned citizens who want to make a difference have already attended sessions like these, and are now working to build this movement of educators and activists. Thanks for your interest and we hope to see you at a session soon.
This excellently produced new video discusses the causes of runaway inequality and looks at Staten Island United’s silo-less approach to organizing as a model for movement building. It’s well worth watching even if you’ve watched other runaway inequality videos.
Rachel Sherman, an academic, had confidential conversations with rich people about their money and their lives. She wrote a book about what they said, and this article about why it matters.
The New York Times looks at a janitor at Kodak in 1987 and compares it to the same job at Apple in 2017.
Wages in the two jobs are similar after adjusting for inflation, but the differences in benefits and opportunities go a long way toward explaining how and why inequality has become entrenched.
Read the story here.