Inequality and the Roots of Economic Insecurity,
* focuses discussion and strategizing on the wealthiest 1% of our country (who now control about 1/3 of our nation’s wealth, more than the bottom 90% combined).
* looks at the depth of the inequality problem in terms of its impact on our lives and the lives of the people we care about.
* examines the policy changes in the last 30 years which dramatically widened the gap.
*reviews the inspiring history of popular movements in the US to reverse inequality.
*discusses possible personal and collective actions to help build a nationwide movement for a fair economy.
Carolyn completed the four-day train-the-trainer workshop offered by United for a Fair Economy to learn the format for this workshop.
Since 1980, the gap between the super-rich and everyone else in the U.S. has dramatically widened. Wealth is currently distributed more inequitably than it has been since 1929. This intense concentration of wealth and income has had a profound impact on our quality of life, the security of our jobs, the services we receive from our government, our collective security, our sense of hope and the essence of our democratic process.