The Racial Wealth Divide & the US Labor Movement

01/20/2010 7:00 pm
01/20/2010 8:30 pm


Presenter:  Steve Schnapp, United for a Fair Economy

Location:  Boston University School of Theater.

Cost/Registration:  This workshop is only open to theater students making up the cast & crew of Eugene O'Neill's play "The Hairy Ape."

Information: For more information about the content of this workshop, e-mail Steve Schnapp at

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, helped 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 will also examine the history of the labor movement in the US, particularly the exclusion/inclusion of African American workers.