An open space for global conversation
I had a vision of thousands and thousands marching to a gathering place in silence ( for the medtiation Gail envisions) each man woman and child carrying a sign that is a verifiable stat that describes the actual face of income disparity.
unemployment rate for blacks
number of children in chronic hunger
number of familes living in sub standard housing
number of families who have lost their home to foreclosure
avergae student loan debt
numer of families with homes in foreclosure now
change in real welalth for 1% vs 99% ( big charts + big numbers)
increased demand on soup kitchens and food pantries
increased demand for homeless shelters
$ value of subsidies to oil companies
$ value of cuts to education
stats on water scarcity
a walking sea of humanity telling the story of income disparity.
And that everywhere they went to march and gather they carried their signs so that the signs, the facts the stat were befor ethe public all the time. They would carry their signs as placards around their necks, in their windshiled, on shopping carts in supermarkets, sitting a soup kitchen bringing those stats where people are.