Bankers, Brokers, Bubbles & Bailouts

04/30/2010 10:30 am
04/30/2010 12:30 pm

Bankers, Brokers, Bubbles & Bailouts - an Economic Crisis Workshop

This workshop is part of the United Methodist Women's 2010 Quadrennial Assembly

April 29 through May 2, 2010 in St.Louis, MO

"Bankers, Brokers, Bubbles & Bailouts" uses participatory activities to illustrate and demystify the underlying economic structures and the recent trends that contributed to the current financial crisis. It identifies the steps leading to the housing bubble and its collapse, reviews the impact of the crisis on jobs, families and communities, and explores strategies for building power through a broad-based, democratic, multi-race, multi-class, social movement for economic justice. This workshop is aimed at activists, students, workers - anyone interested in helping our towns, states, and nation construct an economy that is more equitable for everyone.

Workshop Goals:

  • Explore the roots of the economic crisis.
  • Review the trends & events that created the housing bubble and its collapse.
  • See who wins and who loses as a result of the bailouts.
  • Identify strategies to build a social movement for economic fairness.
  • Name specific policy & rule changes that will reduce inequality.

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