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May 2015: Popular Economics Training at the Walker Center

March 12, 2015 — Mike L
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Our Popular Economics Education Team is co-hosting UFE's renowned Popular Economics Training of Trainers in May 2015 in Aurburndale, MA. We invite organizers, activists, educators, students, and others across the U.S. who want to join and advance the movement for a just economy, to attend.

Imagine

November 21, 2014 — Mike L
NALACC Conference

“We are often told we need to accept the world as it is.” Organizers and activists gathered from around the country, as well as from Mexico and Central America, to reflect on ten years of work together and to chart a path towards a world as we imagine it should be.

October 2014: UFE Training of Trainers at Highlander

July 25, 2014 —
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Our Popular Economics Education Team is co-hosting UFE's renowned Training of Trainers Institute in October 2014 in New Market, TN, with the Highlander Center. We invite organizers, activists, educators, students, and others across the U.S. who want to join and advance the movement for a just economy, to attend.

A Victory for Rights in Massachusetts

July 25, 2014 —
UFE at Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Signing

On Wednesday, July 2, the UFE team joined our sisters at MataHari: Eye of the Day – an organization of women of color, immigrant women and families that works to end exploitation and gender-based violence – at the Massachusetts State House for a momentous occasion: the signing of the Massachusetts Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights.

A View from the Field

June 19, 2014 — Riahl O'Malley
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“We’re stronger if we work together.”  The resolve in her voice was palpable.  What began as a conversation about the hazards of over-exposure to pesticides in farmwork turned into something much more.  In revealing common experience among farmworkers and examining root causes of their struggles this small group began to speak about the necessity of immigrant communities working together to make real change.  It became education for movement building.

New Report explores Racial Disparities In Healthcare

January 10, 2014 — Maz
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UFE's eleventh annual MLK Day report–Healthcare for Whom?–explores the racial economic implications of one of the most important human rights issues and public policy debates of the day: healthcare. This report contains an "organizers toolbox" with interactive workshop activities for organizers and activists to facilitate conversations and move people to political action to close the racial economic divide.

Experience Raise the Roots!

June 26, 2013 — Maz
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Raise the Roots keeps getting better, and 2013 was our biggest conference yet! Our partners gathered in Boston to learn different ways arts, culture and technology can shape and enhance their efforts to build grassroots power for sensible and necessary tax policy reforms in their states.

INFOGRAPHIC: The House Doesn't Always Win

May 3, 2013 — Maz
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Housing, a cornerstone of the "American Dream," is the largest form of privately wealth held by families across the United States. This infographic draws attention to the intersection of housing as both a globally-recognized human right and as a commodity in a global stock market controlled by the wealthy.

Racial Wealth Divide: Why Housing Matters

April 26, 2013 — Maz
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5.2 Million Hits and Counting! (A Web Video)

March 29, 2013 — Maz
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This amazing web video, posted by YouTube user, politizane, animates research about the dramatic differential between people's perceptions and the reality of the wealth divide in the United States. Their findings suggest that Americans overwhelmingly want to live in a more equal society—like Sweden's, specifically—but also that too many people just don't know how bad the economic situation has gotten.

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