Judy Pigott, author and UFE donor, recently wrote a new article on philanthropy, “What Might Foundations Do?” Take a few minutes to read this thought-provoking piece on how we can all become “fellow travelers, not conquerors” on the road to a more just society!Read more
Thank you for being a part of the UFE community. You make our work possible! We want to share with you our 2020 impact report, available now on our website in Spanish and English. This year, the report comes in the form of a beautifully illustrated map.
We hope you enjoy this look back at the past year! Click through to view.Read more
We at United for a Fair Economy are devastated by the tragedy that occurred in Atlanta, GA, on March 16th. We must address root causes of hate that has left eight dead, including six women of Asian decent. They include white supremacy, misogyny, sexualized racism, and sexual violence against Asian and Asian American women.Read more
We are with Michael in his vision for the future and are honored to celebrate his life and legacy. We hope you join us in this community space for stories, music, prayer, and love.Read more
Every year, United for a Fair Economy (UFE) issues a “State of the Dream” report, in honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., that looks at the state of racial economic inequality in the US. The report is usually released around the time of Dr. King's birthday.Read more
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!
We're proud to present a short documentary about one of our projects: the 2019 launch of a new training network in North Carolina!
**NOTE: This video was filmed at a training in 2019, before the pandemic.
There's a new home for UFE's webinar and event recordings!
Have you attended a UFE webinar yet? UFE's Sara Sargent recently coordinated two informative webinars (the war on workers and voter suppression) with economic justice and labor educator Mark McDermott. And last month, UFE's David Dixon was part of a webinar about living wages in North Carolina's capital city, Raleigh. Ready to explore our content? Click below!Read more
This is about so much more than just another election. While the media focuses on the presidential race, the stark reality of our country and its current crises are ignored. This election occurs at one of the most crucial points in the last century. We are asked to weigh the decision of who should lead our nation out of this crisis during a time when all our communities are simply, and quite literally, just struggling to survive.
“A democracy cannot thrive where power remains unchecked and justice is reserved for a select few. Ignoring these cries and failing to respond to this movement is simply not an option — for peace cannot exist where justice is not served." —John LewisRead more
UFE doesn’t just do trainings. With our Training of Trainers and workshops, we use popular education to equip participants with the tools needed to be trainers themselves, encouraging everyone to go forth and change their communities. In this way, we work with leaders from all backgrounds and are creating a powerful, multiplying effect for economic justice!Read more
UFE planted many seeds this summer. We are continuing to develop leaders and build movements across the country with our popular education program. We recognized the need to infuse more healing justice practices into our work, so we're building spaces to deal with the traumas of a racist and broken economic system. And we're supporting the development of new living wage certification programs, while promoting livable wages in communities nationwide.
We don't want to get back to business as usual; we’re working together - while remaining physically distant - to redefine usual. Learn more about our recent and ongoing work in our latest newsletter! As always, if you'd like to connect with us, please reach out.
What does virtual popular education look like? How do you facilitate a meaningful conversation about anti-blackness, cooperative economics, or the impacts of COVID-19 over Zoom? These are some of the questions the UFE team has been asking for the past couple of months.