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TI301Reversing Runaway Inequality

Reversing Runaway Inequality

Learn to educate people about the realities of runaway inequality. Red and blue voters alike leave this workshop hopping mad and ready to kick some 1% butt!

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only
  • Course Number

    TI301
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About This Course

Exploding inequality does not get any attention in the mainstream press. This core problem is at the root of many other symptomatic issues we see today - our broken healthcare system, an oppressive criminal justice system, an undemocratic electoral system, dwindling education resources and a complete disregard for environmental stewardship, among others. This highly concentrated wealth chokes sound political and economic decision making for the sake of a few, casting millions by the wayside. What causes such absurd accumulation in the first place, and what can be done to reverse the effects?

This workshop teaches you how to present this information to people in your city. Les Leopold has presented these concepts hundreds of times, and all participants come out of it with a strong sense of common purpose -- red and blue voters alike. By learning to present information on runaway inequality, you increase the number of people in your city who will join you as volunteers, donors, and voters.

Requirements

In order to take this course, you must have already taken Raising Small Dollar Donations (TI202) and Convincing Coalition Partners (TI203).

Course Staff

Anna Callahan

Anna Callahan

The Director of The Incorruptibles, Anna Callahan was a software developer before quitting her job to volunteer full-time for the Bernie campaign. She coordinated a group of activists in Berkeley to volunteer for a slate of candidates and ballot measures for the local elections in 2016, almost all of which won. Anna is the primary trainer at The Incorruptibles, facilitating all in-person workshops so far.

Les Leopold

Les Leopold

Les is a co-founder of the Labor Institute (1976), a non-profit organization that designs research and educational programs on occupational safety and health, the environment and economics for unions, worker centers and community organizations. In addition to his current book, Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice (Labor Institute Press, 2015), he is the author of three other books. He is currently helping to build a national economic educational train-the-trainer program with unions and community groups. All proceeds from his current book go back into this campaign.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I enroll?

If you have already taken Convincing Coalition Partners and Raising Small Dollar Donations, just let us know via chat, phone, or email when you want to take this course. (Hint: if you've signed up with us, you have our chat, phone, and email info.)

Is this course for me?

We believe that everyone needs this information. This course can help you gain supporters of any political persuasion. It is crucual not only to building a strong grassroots movement, but to understanding what is happening in our economy today.

What is the time commitment for organizers? For workshop attendees?

If you sign up as an organizer, you will attend one of our 90-minute trainings on facilitation. After that, you can schedule your workshop at a time that works best for your group. The workshop is two hours.

Anyone who has attended the workshop can now go out into the community to teach about Reversing Runaway Inequality. The Reversing Runaway Inequality presentation we provide is 90 minutes long.

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