We’ve Updated the Trainers Map!

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.

Activism 101—Les Leopold in Boone North Carolina, October 19th.

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 …

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A report from our Wilmington NC appearances and training

Les was in Wilmington NC on September 19 and 20. George Vlasits, one of the event’s organizers, sent us a report about what went on: On September 19th and 20th a coalition of 15 labor and community groups sponsored a book tour on Runaway Inequality by Les Leopold in Wilmington, North Carolina. The two public events, one at the ILA Union Hall and the other at the University of North Carolina – Wilmington, drew 200 activists and students to hear Les’ presentation on “What Happened to the American Dream?” Les also spoke to a sociology class at UNCW and was interviewed …

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Train the Trainer: Open Oakland CA Session

While in Oakland for the CWA, USW, Sierra Club, Bluegreen Alliance trainings, in September 2017, RI also held its first training open to the community.  While in Oakland we also held our first at-large train-the-trainer, open to anyone in the community. Most of the twenty-four participants came from the Bay area, a few from further afield in California, and three traveled all the way from Ashland, Oregon. Participants were former, current, and new activists involved in organizations like The Incorruptibles, Equitable Food Initiative, Indivisible, Democratic Socialists of America, the Longshore & Warehouse Union, the National Nurses Union, or no organization …

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Labor-Environmental Train-the-Trainer: CWA, USW, Sierra Club, Bluegreen Alliance, in Oakland CA

This is a report about a Train the Trainer session held in Oakland CA in September 2017, with members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA), United Steelworkers (USW), Sierra Club, and BlueGreen Alliance. After a successful pilot workshop with labor and environmental activists earlier this year, Runaway Inequality.org returned to Oakland for a joint two-day train-the-trainer session. Twenty-six newly minted trainers from CWA, USW, the Sierra Club, and the BlueGreen Alliance will take the education back to their locals and chapters. A coordinating team of all four organizations will pair up labor and environmental trainers to bridge the false …

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Training the Trainer: United Auto Workers (UAW) Region 9A Conference

This is a report on recent Runaway Inequality work at the UAW Region 9A Conference, in August 2017. Runaway inequality trainers held workshops for all 120 participants at Region 9A’s annual conference. Trainers ran four simultaneous workshops, including our first ever in Spanish for conference delegates from Puerto Rico. UAW Region 9A director Julie Kushner explained why she invited us. “Since the presidential election, I’ve been thinking we need to do a better job helping our members connect the dots between economic justice and political solutions. I heard about the ‘Runaway Inequality’ education module at the Working Families Party national …

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About the Recent Austin Reversing Runaway Inequality Training

From the Austin DSA Newsletter, July 2017 Austin DSA Members Participate in CWA “Reversing Runaway Inequality” Workshop Reported by David Pinkham On Saturday, July 8th at the bright and early hour of 8 A.M., Colin Gray and I, cramming our faces with cold coffee and Clif bars, carpooled down to Southwest Austin and managed to arrive about eight minutes late to the regional Communication Workers of America office where Kris Raab would be leading us on a journey through the past in order for us to understand how we reached the economic present. She began the class by dredging our collective …

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The Updated “I Want to Be A Trainer” Map

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

Tickets for Oakland, September 10th Train the Trainer Session

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Gallery: A Workshop for DSA in Austin TX, July 8, 2017

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