At United for a Fair Economy’s training of trainers, participants will:
- Learn principles & practices of popular education, identifying ways they can be used as a vehicle for movement building.
- Connect their own life & experience to policies driving inequality in North Carolina.
- Practice & strengthen our capacity to facilitate difficult conversations on wages & the economy, connecting current conditions to structural & historical trends, and drawing connections to the broader struggle for racial, economic & gender justice.
This is the first in a series of trainings with our partners in the Raising Wages NC Coalition, and is free to all participants. Space is limited; apply soon!
Apply soon as space is limited.
We are able to provide a limited number of stipends in order to ease the burden of missed work.
The training begins with dinner at 5pm on Thursday, August 15th, continues all day Friday and Saturday and ends Sunday, August 18th at 1pm.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“I learned that healing the racial wealth divide really starts by … beginning to heal ourselves and analyzing the systems that are impacting us and working from a place of strength in our community, in our power, in our collective resistance.”
- Reginauld Williams, Transformative Culture Project
“This training is super important for people to attend [...] We all deserve to live full lives and some people have to fight more than others. When you share in the fight, you earn the right to share in the joy. So, let’s share that fight. It’s a fight to survive and we should find ways to do it strategically. I’m grateful for UFE’s leadership and their vision to provide this training.”
- Jay-Marie Hill, Music Freedom Dreams Strategy
“For us to ever have a truly fair economy we first have to become whole humans. I want to thank the UFE community and leadership for helping us to walk in that direction.”
- Aaron Tanaka, Center for Economic Democracy
711 Mason Rd
Durham, NC 27712
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This training will be led by members of UFE’s Popular Education Team, including Jeannette Huezo, Eroc Arroyo-Montano and Riahl O’Malley.
Eroc Arroyo-Montano is the Director of Cultural Organizing at United for a Fair Economy. He is a proud father of three children, an artist, curandero, organizer, and educator. He is a queer Boricua raised in Boston, MA. He is a founding member of the radical, award-winning Hip Hop group, Foundation Movement, where he has been able to tour and perform around the globe including in Tanzania, Kenya, Cuba, Palestine, South Africa, and Japan. Healing Justice, Arts & Activism, and Popular Education remain his passion and priority in movement work.
Jeannette Huezo is the Executive Director and Senior Popular Educator at United for a Fair Economy. Jeannette became the Executive Director in 2014, after fourteen years coordinating UFE’s Popular Education work and facilitating workshops and Training for Trainers across the United States. Born and raised in El Salvador, she has been a long time advocate of Language Justice. Jeannette has dedicated her life working for justice and social change and is a proud mother of nine children and Grandmother of ten grandchildren.
Riahl O’Malley is the Education Director at United for a Fair Economy. As Education Director, he develops educational materials and leads trainings around the country with workers centers, unions, community organizations, and faith-based communities. Riahl is a U.S.-born social justice facilitator of Swedish and Irish descent. He fell in love with Popular Education 11-years ago and has been honored to share his passion with many committed to social justice.