Reversing Runaway Inequality Workshop Materials

This curriculum is designed for a full-day workshop for 20-25 people, but the material can be adapted for almost any situation, like showing one or two charts to a few people during lunch, or holding a one-hour version of the workshop for a small group. All of us in the network need to figure out the best ways to use the curriculum in our communities, and get out the word.

The workbook and Small Group Activity method it uses have been field tested all over the country and they work, but you’re free to use the materials the way that works best for you and your group. Let us know what has worked for you at

Workshop curriculum & related materials

(Curriculum files available at

Reversing Runaway Inequality workbook, divided into a series of activities for participants to complete in small groups

  • Trainer’s version (rev. 6/2/17)
  • Participant’s version (rev. 6/2/17)
  • Entrenador version (rev. 6/30/17)
  • Participante version (rev. 6/30/17)

Reversing Runaway Inequality workbook (en Espanol), divided into a series of activities for participants to complete in small groups

Video presentation by Les LeopoldExcerpts used in portions of the workbook

  • Full-length version

Pledge sheet for Activity 9 (rev. 6/2/17)

  • Consider creating a pledge sheet for actions or issues in your community

Alternate activity on environment & runaway inequality (Activity 7) (rev. 6/2/17)

Introduction to the Small Group Activity Method (rev. 6/15/17)

  • Includes list of workshop materials

Small Group Activity Method FAQ (coming)

Small Group Activity Method “Say/Don’t Say” (rev. 6/15/17)

You can also use the Reversing Runaway Inequality petition as a tool to educate others.


We periodically hold train-the-trainer sessions that cover both the material and the Small Group Activity method. We’re hoping to hold them all over the country; it’s a matter of getting a critical mass of people in an area who want to be educators and―this is sometimes the harder piece―who will have multiple opportunities to put on the workshop. There will also be experiments with training trainers via webinars and video.

But setting up these train-the-trainer programs take time. So it is hoped that you can bring your skills to bear to use the curriculum on your own and spread the word.