On Racially Motivated Shootings in Buffalo, NY

The racist rhetoric of "replacement theory" has led to a dramatic increase in violence against people of color.

Elected officials that have weaponized replacement theory to incite fear and hate must be held accountable.

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Updated "War & The Economy" Workshop Available

We are excited to release a timely update to a popular UFE workshop, "War and the Economy: Too Many Guns, Not Enough Butter."
This interactive workshop explores the impact of war and militarism on the US economy, examines militarism from race, gender, and class perspectives, and demonstrates how war and militarism drain communities of basic resources.

What makes us safer: more militarization, or investing in global climate and green energy solutions?

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Ketanji Jackson Supreme Court Confirmation

UFE is proud to congratulate Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson!

The confirmation of Ketanji Jackson, the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court, is a historic event. Many Senate Republicans voted against her confirmation, attempting to distract from her experience and credibility. Though this proved unsuccessful, it’s unfortunate that so many would choose to vote against someone who is extremely qualified, seemingly only to obstruct progress.

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2021 Impact Report

We are excited to share all that we've been up to with you... Watch in Spanish or English, it's filled with photos and stories!

Estamos emocionados de compartir contigo todo lo que hemos estado haciendo... Míralo en español o inglés, ¡está lleno de fotos e historias!

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Tribute to Ann Manning

On Thursday, March 3, 2022, UFE lost one of our dear friends and a former leader of the organization, Ann Manning, to cancer. Ann stepped into the role of Interim Executive Director for one year, serving from July 2008 through June 2009.

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Ver en español: A Community Conversation

(English Below) El programa "Encuentro" con Julio Villagrán y la comunidad Salvadoreña en Carolina del Norte le invitan a un conversatorio sobre la realidad actual en nuestro país y aquí en Estados Unidos.

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The Color of Wealth, and MLK's Dream in 2022

The growing racial and economic divide is the result of hundreds of years of laws, practices and policies created to sustain white supremacy and protect white wealth.

The national holiday on Monday depicts Martin Luther King Jr.’s efforts as a part of history. But the fight that he dedicated his life to has not yet been won. Dr. King once described the civil rights victories of the 1960s as having achieved “a degree of decency, not of equality.”

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Fall 2021 Newsletter

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, we have been busier than ever working with organizers and activists to help build and sustain movements for economic, racial, and gender justice. Now is the time to come together - while remaining physically distant - to build even more powerful movements for justice and fix the broken systems harming our communities.

UFE is not fighting to get back to business as usual; together, we're redefining usual. We are demanding a world capable of providing real health and safety for all, and daring to imagine bold visions of what this world can look like. Learn more about our work below!

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Statement on Recent Verdict

We are disgusted at the lack of justice in the recent jury decision that found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty of homicide or recklessly endangering the safety of others, but we have also heard the circular, racist arguments given by white supremacists attempting to justify their actions too many times to be shocked. 

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International Living Wage Week 2021

Join us Monday for the launch of Living Wage Week and a new national living wage standard. Register for the webinar now, before space is full!

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Millionaires Urge Inclusion of Billionaire Tax in Spending Bill

UFE's Responsible Wealth Project organized our members to sign on to a letter in support of the Billionaire Income Tax as part of the Democrat's social-spending package.

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NC Training of Trainers 2021

In late October 2021, over two dozen trainees and facilitators attended the Training of Trainers held at the new Avila Retreat Center. This was the first time we held one of our classic training of trainers experiences in over a year. Participants followed a 3-day training on the issue of persistent and growing racial and economic inequality in the U.S.

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