Sponsored by Jobs with Justice, the Economic Justice Action Group of the
First Unitarian Church, and over 45 unions, community organizations,
churches, and other groups.
While almost $2.5 trillion of our money was squandered on easy term loans
to banks and investment houses, we lost 2.6 million jobs in 2008! One
million jobs were lost just between Nov. 1st and Dec. 31st of 2008. With
a good deal more suffering likely, we are in the most difficult economic
times since the Great Depression.
* What are the root causes of the economic crisis?
* What should we fight for? What is a "recovery?"
* How do the millions of people who voted for change help make it happen?
Economists, labor leaders, and community leaders, experts in their fields,
will share their perspectives on these questions. We will have workshops
and conversations about winning back the right to organize; the role of
the labor movement; the kind of health care reform we need; creating a
green economy; staying united; building a thriving local sustainable
economy; and more.
It's time for a change. Don't miss this event! Bring friends and family.
Doors open at 12:30 pm. Be sure to get a seat.
Please bring non-perishable food items for the Oregon Food Bank.
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