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Portland Area Rethinking Schools Co-sponsors Town Hall on the Economic Crisis

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You are invited to a  Town Hall on the Economic Crisis 
            First Unitarian Church, S.W. 12th & Main 
January 31, 1-5 pm, Delicious food & reception to follow (Doors open at 12:30 pm.) 

Donations welcome
Please bring non-perishable food items for the Oregon Food Bank 

While almost $2.5 trillion of our money was squandered on easy term loans to banks and investment houses, we lost 2.6 million jobs in 2008! One million jobs were lost just between Nov. 1st and Dec. 31st of 2008. With a good deal more suffering likely, we are in the most difficult economic times since the Great Depression. 

* What are the root causes of the economic crisis? 
* What should we fight for? What is a "recovery?" 
* How do the millions of people who voted for change help make it happen? 

Economists, labor leaders, and community leaders, experts in their fields, will share their perspectives on these questions. We will have workshops and conversations about winning back the right to organize, the role of the labor movement, the kind of health care reform we need, creating a green economy, staying united, building a thriving local sustainable economy, and more. 

It's time for a change. Don't miss this event! Bring friends and family. Doors open at 12:30 pm. Be sure to get a seat. 

Portland Area Rethinking Schools has a 30+ year history of working to support public education and progressive reform in the schools. We are teachers, parents, students, community activists and teacher educators who believe excellent and equitable public schools are essential for all students to reach their potential and for the creation of a just and democratic society.