[act-ma] Fall 2010 Workshop Series: Learn With Us, Share With Us, Act With Us!

UFE Education Team info at faireconomy.org
Tue Oct 5 15:13:07 PDT 2010

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Dear Friends of United for a Fair Economy,
Due to popular request by our local friends and allies, UFEs Education  Team  Jeannette Huezo and Steve Schnapp  will lead the latest versions  of UFEs Popular Economics Education workshops on weekday evenings this fall! 
All workshops will be held at the UFE office, 29 Winter Street, 2nd Floor in Downtown Crossing, Boston (click here for a map ( http://e2ma.net/go/6808278471/208330332/DB Error: invalid/1407858/goto:http://www.google.com/url?sa=t=web=1=0CBIQFDAA=http%3A%2F%2Fmaps.google.com%2Fmaps%3Fq%3D29%2BWinter%2BStreet%2C%2BBoston%2C%2BMA%2B02108%26oe%3Dutf-8%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26um%3D1%26ie%3DUTF-8%26hq%3D%26hnear%3D29%2BWinter%2BSt%2C%2BBoston%2C%2BMA%2B02108%26gl%3Dus%26ei%3D0UaqTIiaMoP88AaRzeXQDA%26sa%3DX%26oi%3Dgeocode_result%26ct%3Dtitle%26resnum%3D1%26ved%3D0CBMQ8gEwAA=j=29%20Winter%20Street%2C%20Boston%2C%20MA%2002108=0UaqTIiaMoP88AaRzeXQDA=AFQjCNGSnnAWEK4UgK15Ti7Rk17eZNYM7Q=o6pRUZ2EpW1ZxsUzo_sqoQ=rja )). Light refreshments will be provided.
Space is limited to 20 participants! Please RSVP to sschnapp at faireconomy.org (mailto:sschnapp at faireconomy.org?subject=RSVP for Fall Workshop Series) or jhuezo at faireconomy.org (mailto:jhuezo at faireconomy.org?subject=RSVP for Fall Workshop Series) to reserve a seat. 
See below for the line-up and schedule.

 Tuesday, October 12, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
The Growing Divide: the Roots of Economic Insecurity
Over 35,000 people nationwide have  participated in this highly acclaimed workshop. "The Growing Divide" reviews recent changes in income and wealth  distribution using human graph activities, and examines the rules changes  that have fueled economic inequality. We will lay out a range of strategic initiatives  and specific and immediate steps we can take to reverse the growing gap  between the rich and everyone else.
Tuesday, October 19, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Bankers, Brokers, Bubbles & Bailouts: 
The Causes & Consequences of the Financial Crisis
The 4Bs workshop is aimed at activists, students, workers  as well as anyone  interested in helping our towns, states, and nation construct a more equitable  economy. Participants will review the  trends and events that created the housing bubble and the financial  meltdown, and explore the impact of the crisis on their jobs, families  and communities. Together we will identify strategies and individual  actions we can take to help build a broad-based, inclusive, and democratic  social movement for economic justice. 
Tuesday, October 26, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fair Taxes for All (newly-revised) 
This workshop establishes the notion of progressive  taxation as the most responsible and fair system for raising adequate  revenue, raises awareness about the role of government as provider of  necessary infrastructure, services, and social safety net, stimulus for  job creation, and protector of the common wealth. 
"Fair Taxes For All" provides clear and  accessible information about the scope of the Bush tax laws, and tax  trends in the last 50 years, especially the tax shift from asset-owners,  corporations, and the wealthy to wage earners. We will expose the  political and social agenda driving the changes in tax rules and the  attack on the public sector over the last several decades. 
We will also  review campaigns for action that help to address the jobless  recovery, move us toward a more responsible and adequate tax system,  protect consumers from the excesses of Wall Street speculation  (financial sector reform), and ensure that government is accountable and  responsive to the vast majority of workers rather than to large  corporations and wealthy investors.
Wednesday, November 3, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Economic Refugees: Immigration & the Growing Divide
There is a growing clamor about our immigration problem. But what  are the facts about immigration? What is pushing and pulling workers and  families to leave their homeland and emigrate to the U.S.? Who benefits  from rules that allow entrance by some workers and criminalize others? What do  foreign-born and domestic workers have in common? How can we evaluate  proposed immigration reforms? This workshop provides information,  analysis, and strategies for action to close the political and social  divides that pit workers and communities against each other.
Tuesday, November 9, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Closing the Racial Wealth Divide (newly-revised) 
This workshop helps participants critically examine  the way in which race shapes the distribution of resources and privilege  in the U.S. We use several participatory activities and dialogue to  analyze the role of government in supporting (for people of European  descent) or blocking (for people of color) the accumulation of assets  and, in effect, helping create economic apartheid in the U.S. The  workshop also reviews strategies, campaigns, and actions that will help  close the racial wealth divide and promote create greater economic  equality in general.
We're looking forward to seeing you here!
Steve Schnapp
Senior Education Coordinator
United for a Fair Economy
Jeannette Huezo
Education Coordinator
United for a Fair Economy

Donations to help defray the costs of these workshops will be gratefully accepted!

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