Overworked and Undervalued: Women, Race, and the Economy

“Overworked and Undervalued: Women, Race and the Economy,” is a curriculum we co-developed with United Methodist Women. They are using it with hundreds of their members to reflect on personal experiences of the economy, see the role that racism and sexism play, and explore the rules that underlie growing inequality. They have also converted this values-based training for use in Bible study.

In 2015, United for a Fair Economy's popular education team began co-developing this workshop with UMW. We facilitated a training of trainers for some of their staff and leaders, who would hold this workshop at a conference that year. We returned to their national conference in 2018, facilitating the workshop to leaders from around the country.

Goals of the workshop include:

  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.

To download the workshop training manual, visit the workshop's homepage on UMW's website.





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