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Mind the Gap!

Engage your communities by facilitating a Mind the Gap! workshop, exploring the realities of wealth disparity in the United States today.

Labor Lesson 2: The Wage Gap

The slides will advance themselves on a timer, but you can use the controls at the bottom to pause, skip ahead, or repeat something. Make sure to wait when the slide titled “The Equal Pay Act of 1963” appears to hear Representative Louise Slaughter talk about the need for the Paycheck Fairness Act, an update of the Equal Pay Act that would more strongly prevent wage discrimination.

Labor Lesson 1: Unions

The slides will advance themselves on a timer, but you can use the controls at the bottom to pause, skip ahead, or repeat something. Be sure to turn up your speakers for a few different video and audio segments. Make sure to wait when the slide titled “Watch: Six Ways Unions Build a Strong Middle Class” to learn about the economic and democratic benefits of unions.

Taxes Lesson 3: Policy Options

The slides will advance themselves on a timer, but you can use the controls at the bottom to pause, skip ahead, or repeat something. Make sure to wait on the fourth slide to watch Oxfam America’s video on the Robin Hood Tax.

Taxes Lesson 2: Taxes and the Gap

The slides will advance themselves on a timer, but you can use the controls at the bottom to pause, skip ahead, or repeat something. Make sure to turn up your volume to hear Leslie G. Woods explain the ways tax cuts and tax credits affect our tax system’s degree of equity.

Taxes Lesson 1: An Introduction

The slides will advance themselves on a timer, but you can use the controls at the bottom to pause, skip ahead, or repeat something. Make sure to turn up your volume to hear Leslie G. Woods discuss the progressivity of our tax code and the way taxes relate to inequality and injustice.

Election 2012: Presidential Candidate Chart

We urge our fellow citizens to see beyond party politics, to analyze campaign rhetoric critically, and to choose their political leaders according to principle, not simply party affiliation or mere self-interest.

- Faithful Citizenship, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Asset Building Lesson 3: Policy Options

The slides will advance themselves on a timer, but you can use the controls at the bottom to pause, skip ahead, or repeat something. Make sure to wait when the slides titled “Reid Cramer” and “Rachel Black” appear to hear them talk about asset building policy options.

Asset Building Lesson 2: A Brief History

The slides will advance themselves on a timer, but you can use the controls at the bottom to pause, skip ahead, or repeat something. Make sure to wait when the slide titled “Ray Boshara, Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation” appears to hear him talk about asset-building.

Lesson 1: Introduction to Asset-Building

The slides will advance themselves on a timer, but you can use the controls at the bottom to pause, skip ahead or repeat something. Make sure to wait when the slide titled “Trina Shanks, Ph.D.” appears to hear her explain the racial wealth gap.