Wealth & Income Inequality: A Two-Part Workshop by Strike Debt Bay Area
Everywhere we look, everything from the headlines to our paychecks to the tents under the freeway remind us that rich people are getting richer and poor people are getting poorer. But it can be hard to understand exactly how and why that is happening. If we can’t understand it, we can’t change it. And change it we must!
After a look at the causes of runaway inequality in Part 1, we’ll talk about some fairer ways to provide economic security for all in Part 2. What do alternatives to corporate capitalism look like?
Part 1: How Corporations Move Money from the Many to the Few
Sunday, April 29, 11:00am to 12:45pm
Do you wonder what role racism plays in wealth inequality? Do you wish you understood exactly how Wall Street exploits Main Street? The answers are not terribly complicated, but they are shocking. We’ll learn about stock manipulation, financialization, strip-mining, redlining and more.
Part 2: How We Can Build a More Just Economy for All
Sunday, May 6, 11:00am to 12:45pm
Using our shared understanding of the problem, we will examine past and existing movements for change: what they are, how they work, and how they can grow. We’ll talk about better ways to make sure all have access to the basic necessities. Then we’ll discuss how we can keep the wealth we create in our communities instead of paying it into the bank accounts of global elites. In sum, what might a fair, sustainable, and joyful economic system look like?
We’d love you to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org so we know how many people to expect.
This workshop is free.
We’d love you to come to both parts if you can.