Workshop: Making the American Dream Real for Everyone

“Making the American Dream Real for Everyone” is an interactive economic justice workshop that educates, inspires and stirs working people and their allies to take action to reclaim a more just and secure economic future for all. It builds from the economic difficulties experienced by workshop participants and those close to them. Anchored in a long historical perspective, the workshop explores the struggles of working people to ensure that economic prosperity is shared fairly rather than concentrated primarily among the wealthy.

Using a combination of personal stories, history and political and economic analysis, the workshop identifies the root causes of the historic shifts from growing economic injustice to justice and back to injustice today. The primary goal of the workshop is to bring individual and collective hope based on our own history as working people. Most importantly, the workshop brings hope for a better future by focusing discussion on how we can move toward a more economically just and secure nation for all.