WWFOR Fall Retreat: “Economic Justice for the 99%”

by Glen Anderson

Most Americans are suffering from economic injustice in one or more ways.  Many millions can’t find decent jobs or work for wages that are too low.  The gap between extremely rich people and everyone else has been widening since the 1970s.  Many Americans are homeless or are suffering from foreclosure.

The Occupy Movement and millions of Americans’ ongoing experiences have convinced more and more people that capitalism is failing to meet most people’s needs, so they are looking for alternatives.  Western Washington FOR’s 2014 Fall Retreat – “Economic Justice for the 99%” – will bring us together to better understand the problems and to work together at the grassroots to organize solutions.

Everyone is invited to WWFOR’s 2014 Fall Retreat in a pleasant setting in Lacey, near Olympia.  Our annual Fall retreat on Saturday November 8 will bring people together from throughout our region to stimulate grassroots progress toward economic justice.  We are planning a keynote, workshops, and small groups to share information and work on solutions, especially after we return home that evening.

Look for more information soon at www.wwfor.org and www.olympiafor.org or contact Glen Anderson at (360) 491-9093 or  glen@olympiafor.org.

At 9:00 a.m. we will welcome people with light refreshments and social time.  We’ll begin in earnest at 10:00 a.m. and continue (with your own brownbag lunch) until 5:00 p.m.  The Fall Retreat will occur in the rustic Old Main Lodge at the Gwinwood Conference Center in Lacey.

The WWFOR Fall Retreat is held at the Gwinwood Conference Center (the old main lodge) in Lacey, near Olympia.

From the north, take I-5 to Exit 109.  Turn right onto Martin Way, left onto College Street, left onto Lacey Boulevard, right onto Ruddell Road, left on 25th Ave SE, right on Hicks Lake Road SE, left on 30th Ave SE, right into Gwinwood and see the Old Main Lodge straight ahead when you first enter the conference center.  Parking is in front of the building and beyond it.

From the south, take I-5 to Exit 108.  Follow the very long exit to College Street.  Turn right onto College and follow the rest of the above directions.

Cost:  We keep costs low and try to just barely break even.  $15 per person will cover our costs.  We give discounts to young and low-income people upon request.  Persons who can afford to give more will help offset the cost for those who have less.  Part of keeping the cost low is for you to BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH.  We will provide coffee, tea, and light refreshments throughout the day.

Questions?  Contact Glen Anderson at (360) 491-9093 or glen@olympiafor.org

You can start communicating now through WWFOR’s new e-mail listserv on economic justice.  We encourage you to connect with other Western Washingtonians who want to work for economic justice – to share your concerns, ideas, resources, strategies, action proposals, and so forth.  To sign up for WWFOR’s new Economic Justice listserv, economicjustice@wwfor.org

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