Join Us for our Annual Celebration, a time we get together to celebrate the work we have done together over the past year and look ahead to the new year and new opportunities! This year we will be premiering our very own Just Economics film. We will also have food, drinks, music and celebration. Whether you have been part of the JE family for a long time, or are new to the work of just economics, we invite you to come. All are welcome. The event is free but donations are greatly appreciated and raffle tickets are available to purchase for prizes.
Just Economics works to educate, advocate, and organize for a just and sustainable local economy that works for all in Western North Carolina. We see ourselves not as people of privilege advocating on behalf of low-income people but rather, people of privilege and low-income people advocating together for a better economic community. We welcome participation in our work from all members of our community.
We often talk about our three areas of work: Policy Advocacy, our Living Wage Employer Certification Program, and Community Education and Leadership Development. Our latest active campaign is an effort to improve the bus system by including the voice of people who ride the bus out of necessity in changes, The People’s Voice on Transportation Equality.
We also work to promote living wages and economic justice in Transylvania County with the Living Wage Coalition of Transylvania County.
–Our bi-monthly meeting are the third Tuesday @ 6:30 of every other month and open to anyone that would like to participate with us or learn more about our work. On the opposite months we host our People’s Advocacy and Action Group, a way for people to get engaged with issues.
Want to learn more about Just Economics, check out this 6 minute video about what we do: