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We’re hosting a 25th anniversary party in Minneapolis, MN!
United for a Fair Economy supports social movements working for a resilient, sustainable, and equitable economy. Whether you’re new to UFE or you’ve been a supporter for years, we hope you’ll join us!
How do we build a strong and lasting movement to address economic and racial inequality? This intensive training of trainers will explore the role of popular education in movement building and share tools that educators, organizers and activists can use with their communities to analyze the roots of our current crisis, heal themselves and others, and take action for profound change. (Note: this training was previously titled “Healing the Racial Wealth Divide”)
Thanks to all who joined us for a celebration of United for a Fair Economy's past, present and future! For a quarter century, UFE has been at the forefront of supporting movements for economic justice. In honor of our 25th anniversary, we gathered in community to view performances by local and national artists, listen to presentations from movement leaders, and enjoy food.
Every year the United Association for Labor Education hosts four regional women worker's schools. For the past two years, our Executive Director & Senior Popular Educator, Jeannette Huezo, has been invited there to facilitate our "Connecting the Dots: Race, Gender and Economic Inequality" workshop.
Jeannette had this to say: "We had a great time learning from one another's stories that revealed so many struggles, and also common ground, at UALE's Southern Women Worker's School. What an amazing opportunity to be in this space!"
In light of the Trump Administration’s continued attacks on immigrants’ rights, it is of the utmost importance for United for a Fair Economy (UFE) and other social justice organizations to stand in solidarity with immigrants in the US. As a supporter of living wages, wealth-building opportunities, and equal justice for all workers, UFE has a history of standing up for immigrants’ rights and is committed to securing equal rights for documented and undocumented workers alike. However, while UFE recognizes that immigrants are an integral part of the American economy, they are first and foremost our friends, family members, and the pillars of our communities who deserve fundamental rights and respect. --We stand in solidarity with immigrant communities today and always.
Women workers from across the South and Appalachia will be meeting to share worker organizing stories from the past and the present, learn from other movements, build our leadership and organizing skills, and have a great time! There, our Executive Director and Senior Popular Educator Jeannette Huezo will be opening event with a new workshop based on our classic economic inequality analysis curriculum.
We were devastated to hear that a fire has occurred at the offices of the Highlander Center...
At this time, the Highlander Center has asked that supporters help spread their official statement on the fire.
Please follow the Center's Facebook page to learn how you can support.
You can't burn down a movement.
In honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., our annual report looks at the state of racial economic inequality in the US. This year's report, State of the Dream 2019: The Perfect Storm, explores how race and economic injustice are connected to natural disaster resilience and recovery.
We’re at an unmistakable crossroads. The richest 1% owns nearly 40% of the wealth in the United States. People from diverse political and social backgrounds are asking, what will it take to create a broad solution to rising inequality?
The economic crisis in the U.S. caused by the corporate elite continues, and it targets communities of color, women, and other oppressed communities.
Philip’s books use materials produced by UFE to teach three specific populations — first generation, low-income college students; people returning from incarceration; and people entering the workplace — throughout the US and internationally about the roots of inequality and the possible routes to a better life...
We’re very excited to share the Mapping Our Futures: An Economics and Governance Curriculum of the Highlander Center for Research & Education in Tennessee.
After attending a training, Parris Wallace, an organizer with Poder in Action, sat down with us for an interview about our popular education program.
UFE's cultural organizer, Eroc Arroyo-Montano, recently partnered with Poder in Action to host "training of trainers" workshops, where participants learn the principles of popular education and practice tools of facilitation, healing justice, and movement building.