The Grassroots Economics Training for Understanding and Power is a series of DSA Fund popular education workshops arming activists and organizers with the knowledge, tools and skills to explain economics from the perspective of the 99% instead of the 1%. Why is poverty on the rise? Why is a low-wage economy unproductive? Who is behind the deregulation, tax-cuts, privatization and de-unionization of the last thirty years? What might an alternative economic model look like?
The GET UP Project prepares training materials, organizes trainings for activists and potential trainers and mentors its graduates as they work to train new activists. We work with individuals and organizations to achieve these goals.
Workshops are available on the following topics, though we are happy to customize trainings:
- Higher education and student debt
- Causes and outcomes of the financial crisis
- Understanding key elements of neoliberal capitalism
- Social market alternatives to neoliberal capitalism
To find a GET UP training near you, check with your closest DSA chapter. To inquire about organizing a training with coalition partners in your community or on your campus, email getup (a) dsausa.org. DSA members may request a full organizing guide from the national office.
See these PDF brochures for more info: