Lehigh County Conference of Churches: Justice and Advocacy Fall Gathering

The Growing Economic Divide:
Which Side Are You On?

Saturday, October 29, 2011


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Lehigh County
Conference of Churches

Justice & Advocacy

Program Overview*

This event will include discussion of both local and national worker issues, job resources, and tools for advocacy with our elected representatives.

Resource Displays
and conversation with representatives of sponsoring organizations before morning plenary.

Morning Plenary

  • The Growing Divide Workshop
       with   Steve Schnapp, Education Coordinator, United for a Fair Economy

    The Growing Divide Workshop Over 35,000 people across the nation have participated in this highly acclaimed workshop. This workshop reviews recent changes in U.S. income and wealth distribution and examines policies - or "rule changes" - that have fueled inequality. Lays out a range of strategic initiatives and specific and immediate steps we can take to reverse the growing gap between the rich and everyone else. Read more ...

  • Biblical Roots of Economic Justice: Sabbath, Jubilee and God's Economy
    Interactive workshop led by Justice & Advocacy team.

    Afternoon Plenary

  • Closing the Racial Wealth Divide Workshop
       with   Steve Schnapp, Education Coordinator, United for a Fair Economy

    Closing the Racial Wealth Divide Workshop This workshop helps participants critically examine the way in which race shapes the distribution of resources and privilege in the U.S. We use several participatory activities and dialogue to analyze the role of government in supporting (for people of European descent) or blocking (for people of color) the accumulation of assets and, in effect, helped create economic apartheid in the U.S. The workshop also reviews strategies, campaigns, and actions that will help close the racial wealth divide and promote create greater economic equality in general. Read more ...

  • Closing the Divide: Planning for Action
    Organizing session led by Justice & Advocacy team with Steve Schnapp.

  • *The program and workshop offerings are subject to change. Please check this page again for updates.

    Last Updated: 10/31/11
    Created: July 22, 2011