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Closing the Gap, Leveling the Field: A Workshop on Talking Effectively About Inequality

May 14, 2010 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

For almost a year, a group of policy researchers, activists and communicators have been exploring how to talk about economic inequality and its relationship to the current economic crisis. At this workshop, our lead researcher Anat Shenker-Osorio will present our findings on the language of inequality — what’s working and not in our discourse — and how to put forth compelling arguments for policies that halt and minimize economic inequality.

Participants will not only learn which messages are working and which to ditch, they will assess and improve their own communication about economic issues. We will also explore what this research into how people understand inequality means for economic policy making.

This session is intended for a wide range of communicators: organization and/or policy directors, communication staff members, members of the progressive press, policy experts — everyone will benefit from exploring how to convey what they mean to the widest possible audience. Everything presented will be off the record to allow for open and mutually beneficial exchange.

Convened by the Progressive Ideas Network, with leadership from the Institute for Policy Studies: Program on Inequality and the Common Good, Neighborhood Community Reinvestment Coalition, Progressive States Network and Opportunity Agenda.

This event is FREE. Light lunch provided. Advance registration required. Please contact Liz Wambui at Feel free to also direct questions to her or suggest a colleague you think we should invite as well.


May 14, 2010
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Center for Community Change
1536 U St NW
Washington, DC United States
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