From 1-3 pm on Wednesday, April 29, at the Greenwood Community Senior Center, 525 N. 85th, Seattle, Mark McDermott, Chairperson of PSARA’s Education Committee, will lead a workshop entitled “Making the American Dream Real for Everyone”. It is an interactive economic justice workshop that educates and inspires attendees to take action to reclaim a more just and secure economic future for all.
By using a combination of personal stories, history, and political and economic analysis, the workshop will identify the root causes of the historic shifts that have led to our present-day dramatic shift of wealth and power to the 1%. The workshop documents historic economic and social justice victories that have been won and demonstrates that we can move forward to create a more economically just and secure nation for all now!
Building from the economic difficulties experienced by workshop participants and those close to them, the discussion is anchored in a long historical perspective. Exploring the struggles of organized labor, working people, and retirees, the discussion will lead to how we can ensure that economic prosperity is shared fairly rather than concentrated primarily among the wealthy.
The primary goal of the workshop is to bring individual and collective hope based on our own history. Most importantly, the workshop demonstrates to attendees that we, the people, can once again build a better future for everyone. Given our history and current system steeped in injustice, we need to take action.