IT IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF YOU:
- An organizer, leader, activist, teacher, or trainer engaged in campaigns for economic or social justice, and/or
- If you are seeking to improve your training and facilitation skills in order to more effectively present information and engage people in dialogue about the economy.
ALL ARE INVITED TO APPLY. HOWEVER, DUE TO LIMITED CAPACITY, PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE WHO HAVE ATTENDED AT LEAST ONE UFE TRAINING IN THE PAST.
YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT:
- Exploring the intersection of class, race, and gender inequities and their relationship to our current economic system: capitalism.
- Addressing the consequences of economic and social inequality through popular education and movement building.
- Using principles of Language justice as you plan and facilitate educational activities and events.
YOU WILL HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO:
- Work in small groups to plan and practice leading popular economics education workshop activities;
- Receive constructive feedback on how to effectively present multilingual workshops and lead productive discussions on capitalism and economic inequality;
- Discuss how to best adapt UFE's materials to your communities and constituents;
- Practice responding to challenging questions and difficult workshop situations; and
- Network, build solidarity and open doors for collaboration with others working for economic justice.
THE PROGRAM INCLUDES PRESENTATIONS OF CREATIVE AND ENGAGING ACTIVITIES FROM UFE'S WORKSHOPS, INCLUDING:
- The Growing Divide - The Roots of Economic Security
- Closing the Racial Wealth Divide
- Immigration and the Growing Divide
- Materials and activities from both Equipo Maiz and Highlander Center
SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION:
- After we have received your registration your participation will be confirmed no later than September 24th. We recommend singing up early so you can secure your own flight at a reasonable price
- Participants should arrive at the Highlander Center on Thursday, October 13, between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m.; the program begins after dinner on Thursday and concludes after lunch on Sunday, October 16.
- Sessions are conducted in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings.
- Breaks are provided throughout the day to allow participants to catch their breath, reflect on and network with other participants.
Registration fee is based on a sliding scale based on whether you are attending as an individual, or with the support of an organization. Cost includes the institute fee, materials, meals, and room/board (double occupancy). Transportation is NOT included. A minimum $25 deposit is required upon admission into the training. Payment in full is due one week before the start of the Institute. We offer additional reductions to organizations sending two or more participants.
Space is limited and preference is given to applicants who are able to attend the full Institute. Some materials, including a detailed agenda for the Institute, short readings, and logistical information, will be sent to all registrants prior to the training to help participants prepare for the Institute.