Eight-thousand Methodist women leaders from around the country attended the United Methodist Women's national assembly. There, UFE Popular Educator Riahl O'Malley co-facilitated the workshop, "Overworked and Undervalued: Gender, Race and the Economy," with our incredible executive director, Jeannette Huezo.
United Methodist Women (UMW) is a national faith-based organization. As a part of a previous four-year partnership, UFE developed and conducted a series of workshops with UMW. Together we co-developed the “Overworked and Undervalued: Women, Race & the Economy” workshop and have trained cohorts of facilitators in popular education methodology. Attendees of our workshop have gone on to lead dozens of trainings themselves.
Some of the goals of workshop included:
1-Reflect on personal experiences of the economy and relate it to the growing economic divide
2-Discuss the role that racism and sexism play in producing and maintaining economic inequality.
3-Explore how recent policy choices have increased inequality and how communities pushed for policies that created a more equitable economy in the past.
4-Explore how to take action for justice.
We thank United Methodist Women for their stories, their leadership, and the opportunity to build together!