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Phone: 617-423-2148
One Milk Street, 5th Floor
Boston
Massachusetts 02109
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Target demographics: We work with a broad range of constituencies – racial and social justice activists, people of wealth, immigrants, human services advocates, faith-based groups, labor unions, and others – to create a vibrant and effective grassroots movement for economic justice.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help us plan upcoming Popular Education workshops and trainings, keep our database up to date, help with fundraising work, assist with economic research for new workshops and reports, translate our materials into Spanish, and more. Email us @info@faireconomy.org

Geographic areas served: National

Programs:

UFE’s Popular Economics Education workshops and trainings make the ‘rules’ of the economy visible using people’s livedexperiences. Our Pop Ed team develops English- andSpanish-language curricula that explain economic circumstances and policies inaccessible terms. Through dialogue and participatoryactivities, we engage people in thinking critically about their relationship tothe economy. Each workshop concludes with action steps for creating change. In ourTrainings of Trainers (ToTs), participants learn and practice popular educationmethodology to use in community education projects. 
 
Each of the following UFE workshops areavailable for free in English at www.FairEconomy.org and Spanish at www.EconomíaJusta.org:

  • Closing the Racial Wealth Divide. This workshop helps participants critically examine the ways that race shapes the distribution of resources and privileges in the U.S. We use participatory activities and dialogue to analyze the role of government in supporting (for people of European descent) or blocking (for people of color) economic well-beingn on a variety of indicators. We review strategies, campaigns, and actions that will help close the racial wealth divide and create greater economic equality in general.
  • Fair Taxes for All. This workshop reviews federal tax cuts, explores the impacts on families and communities, and exposes the political and social agendas behind them. It provides participants with opportunities to suggest strategies and specific steps for both defensive and proactive efforts for fair taxation. Many custom versions have been created to support partner groups’ state-specific fair tax education and policy change campaigns.
  • Bankers, Brokers, Bubbles & Bailouts: an Economic Crisis Workshop. Our newest workshop reveals the economic structures and recent policy and consumer lending trends that have caused the current economic crisis.

 

Mission:
United for a Fair Economy (UFE) raises awareness that concentrated wealth and power undermine the economy, corrupt democracy, deepen the racial divide and tear communities apart. We support and help build social movements for greater equality.
Results:
• Since January 2012, more than 3,000 people attended our Popular Economics Education workshops and Trainings of Trainers led by UFE staff and volunteers. UFE’s Ed Team is working with groups on the front lines of fair taxation fights, labor rights, foreclosure resistance, and other struggles.

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12/12/13
I attended UFE's Training of the Trainers Conference last Spring and walked away inspired, with new skill sets, and with a deeper understanding about the fight for economic justice in our country. I am amazed at the way UFE gets at the root causes - the issues from which all other issues stem - and... more »
11/09/13
As a development intern at UFE I had the valuable experienece of channeling my skills towards a noble and important cause. As a student, I was looking for an internship experience that would transform me as much as it did my resume. UFE did that. While meeting dedicated and amazing people, I also ... more »
10/30/13
I have been a regular supporter of UFE for most of the past 15 years. I have been a member of the board for the past 4, and current am serving as chair. Simply put, UFE is a member of the growing chorus of voices calling out to shift the dominant paradigm of wealth concentration (and the ... more »
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