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 or holding a one-hour version of the workshop. All of us in the network need to figure out the best ways to use the curriculum in our communities.

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 however you want to. More 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)
  • Reversing Runaway Inequality workbook (en Espanol), divided into a series of activities for participants to complete in small groups
    • Entrenador version (rev. 6/30/17)
    • Participante version (rev. 6/30/17)

    Video presentation by Les Leopold

    • Excerpts 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.