Teach-ins are being conducted all over!
You can find one near you by clicking here: http://rebuildthedream.com/teachin.
I received this email today, and am posting it for anyone in Houston who might be able to attend.
How the 1% Crashed the economy
Can you join a “How the 1% Crashed the Economy” teach-in in Houston on Wednesday?
Everyone knows our economy is broken. And most of us know that the Wall Street banks and the 1% broke it.
But too few of us understand how it happened or know what we can really do to turn things around.
So this Wednesday, November 9, people nationwide are gathering to join “How the 1% Crashed the Economy” teach-ins. Each teach-in is led by a fellow member of the American Dream Movement who has stepped up to guide a discussion. Together, you’ll talk about what the economic crisis means for our communities, where Wall Street fits in, and, most importantly, what we can do about it.
There’s a teach-in this Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at 6:00 PM in Houston. Can you join us? Yes, I’ll be there!
Host: Omer K., American Dream Movement volunteer
This won’t be a boring teach-in with endless facts and figures. You’ll learn how we ended up here, how we’ve fought back against the 1% in the past, and how we can take action in our communities now.
Your host will have a presentation crafted with the help of leading progressive economists to help tell the story. But the most important part of the teach-in isn’t the information, it’s the experience of meeting other people and having in-depth conversations about what’s happened to our communities and how we can work together to fix the damage caused by the 1%.
Can you join the conversation in Houston on Wednesday? Yes, I’ll be there!
Thank you for being a part of, and believing in, this movement.
–Natalie, Van, Billy, Jim, Ian, Somer, and the rest of the Rebuild the Dream Innovation Fund team
This is a message from Rebuild the Dream, powered by MoveOn.org Civic Action.
Observation Room, MD Anderson– 24th Floor– Corner of Bertner and Bates, 1515 Holcombe Blvd (Map)
Houston, TX 77030
Wednesday, November 9th, 6:00 PM
Message from your host, Omer K.:A forum where patients, nurses, and others can share stories about their personal experience with the healthcare system. Participants will then participate in the teach-in about how the 1% broke the economy and discuss next steps.
Let’s keep the momentum going! Please sign up for this gathering right away!
Other links of interest:
Why Didn’t We Listen To Teddy Roosevelt Over 100 Years Ago?: The well-known Republican nailed it in a report to Congress in 1906.
Hello, How can I purchase a copy of this DVD – How the 1% crashed our economy? I’ve been hoping to hold a “teach-in” at my house but cannot find a way to do so without purchasing this DVD. How can I get a copy?
Thanks a lot, Giovanna
If you go to the teach-in link (http://rebuildthedream.com/teachin), there are two options: “Find a teach-in” and “Host your own ‘How the 1% Crashed the Economy’ Teach-in event”. If you click on the host link, you go to a page with this statement of requirements:
Things you need to host this event:
We’ll send you the slideshow to download. You’ll need a computer with Microsoft PowerPoint, Open Office, or equivalent software.
I have (or can get access to) the things I need to host this event. *
Host Ground Rules
We have tried to provide all the information you will need on our website (more information is available after you post your event). We will work hard to review all questions that are emailed to us and add answers to the FAQ (frequently asked questions) pages, so please check those pages to see if your question has been answered before you email us.
By creating an event, you are agreeing to serve as the host of the event. Your responsibilities as host include:
• Arranging that all the necessary materials are brought to the event (you can ask other participants for help).
• Contacting and communicating with the people who participate in your event. We will encourage attendees not to attend an event where the host has not confirmed their participation.
• Filing a quick post-meeting report.
I do not see any fees or costs involved.
I hope you can get something organized, and would love for you to keep me informed on your progress and results.