PeoplesHub Workshop – Connect online as an individual
Wealth and Inequality: Understanding the Economics of Today
We all know that our dominant economy is not working for us and our communities, and the racial wealth divide is growing. In this workshop, we examine the root causes of economic inequality by looking at government boosts and blocks to wealth building in the United States. We begin by sharing our own observations of economic inequality in our communities. We then examine the growing divide of income and wealth in the U.S. and explore the policies throughout U.S. history responsible for building and maintaining the racial wealth divide. Finally, we reflect together on the lessons we can integrate into our movements for economic and racial justice.
Riahl O’Malley and Ernesto “Eroc” Arroyo-Montano (United for a Fair Economy)
Training Length and Type:
Two Hours per session
Connect as an individual
Thursday, September 5
From 4-6pm PT/ 6-8pm CT/ 7-9pm ET
Wednesday, October 2
From 9-11am PT/ 11am-1pm CT/ 12-2pm ET
*Note that both sessions are the same, just offered on multiple dates.
This training is ideal for:
Organizers, educators, and community activists who are concerned about economic injustice and rising inequality.
By the end of this training, participants will have:
- Identified examples of inequality from their own life and experience
- Participated in a human graph activity depicting wealth inequality
- Gained greater clarity around ways their own family has been impacted by government boosts and blocks
- Explored clear examples of movements for economic and racial justice and how to apply a greater economic justice analysis to local community work
What do you do to prepare?
Our workshops are participatory. We do not offer workshop participants recordings because of the intimate nature of our online workshop style. Your participation is an important part of the community learning process, so please join us for the live workshop.
Choose a location with a strong internet connection, where you are able to speak and listen comfortably. You’ll need a laptop or desktop computer, and headphones.
Choose what to pay, starting at $20. The true cost of this workshop is $50/person, which allows us to continue offering programs like this one and pay trainers a fair wage for their time and expertise. Like you, our trainers work hard for change in their communities and have often developed the knowledge, skill and gifts that they are offering through many unpaid hours — let’s support them to be sustainable in their work and craft!
Ready to sign up?
Ernesto “Eroc” Arroyo-Montano
A queer, Boricua, raised in Boston, MA, Eroc is the Director of Cultural Organizing at United for a Fair Economy. He is a proud father of three, an artist, curandero, organizer, and educator.
The National Education Director at United for a Fair Economy, Riahl is a social justice facilitator of Swedish and Irish descent, who uses popular education to build & sustain movements for race, gender, and economic justice.