Teach MLK Workshop 2012
Wednesday, Jan. 18
5:00 to 6:30 2028 Brown Hall
Martin Luther King, Jr. & Occupy Wall Street
On Martin Luther King's Birthday just past the Occupy Wall Street Movement and religious leaders protested at 13 locations of the Federal Reserve Bank across the United States, in New York, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Kansas City, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Richmond, San Francisco and St. Louis.
President Obama and MLK's children have all said that if he were alive today he would support the Occupy Wall Street Movement.
Why? What is Occupy Wall Street About?
What does the media tell us?
Economic Justice and Increasing Inequality
Economic inequality has been dramatically increasing in America since late 1970s to the present.
Americans simply don't know what is happening.
Real issue is not the top 1%, it's the top .01%
Student Debt -- Connect the Dots
Declining State Taxes
Leads to Decreasing Support of Higher Education (WMU 70% to 24%)
Equals increasing tuition
In 2010 college student debt exceeds all credit card debt combined, more than $1 trillion.