IT’S FREE!! Voices for Economic Justice is a community organizing training exploring tools for making positive community change and finding the voice of the economically underprivileged.
VOICES for Economic Justice
Thursdays 6-8:30 p.m.
March 27-May 15
@ First Congregational UCC, 20 Oak St. in
CALL JUST ECONOMICS AT 828-505-7466 TO SIGN UP!
EARN COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS!
FREE TRANSPORTATION, CHILDCARE & DINNER!
This is a campaign designed by people who ride the bus out of necessity to advocate for the voice of regular bus riders in transportation reform in Asheville. This group has been meeting and working together for over a year to develop the People’s 19 Point Agenda on Transportation Reform. We publicly launched the campaign this January in an effort to encourage more community engagement
Check out the latest article in the Asheville Citizen Times regarding transit here
Check an op-ed by one of our campaign contributors and member of our partner, Youth Empowered Solutions, here
To join our campaign or for questions about our campaign, contact Amy Cantrell at the JE office 828-505-7466 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Our next Transportation Campaign Group meeting on February 26th at 4pm in the United Way.
On Friday, March 7, a bus full of Florida farmworkers will be arriving in Asheville as part their 10-day, 10-city “Now is the Time” Tour. Join them for an afternoon of education and action!
For the past two decades, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) has led a struggle to transform poverty wages and abusive working conditions in the fields. Alongside allies across the country, CIW has won agreements with 12 of the biggest corporate retailers on the planet and created the groundbreaking Fair Food Program (FFP).
Where once wage theft, physical abuse, and sexual harassment were commonplace, fair wages, dignity and respect are taking root. But even as the light of this new day is dawning, the struggle continues. For four years, Florida’s hometown grocer, Publix, has stonewalled farmworkers’ requests for dialogue, claiming no responsibility for conditions in the company’s supply chain.
Now Publix is expanding into North Carolina, planning to open its first Asheville store in 2015. Come stand with farmworkers as they take their message of truth and hope on the road!
For more information, contact: email@example.com.
March 20th 6:00pm – 8:30pm
When: 6:00pm – 8:30pm March 20, 2014
Where: Room 314 Lenoir Rhyne Campus, 36 Montford Ave. Asheville
Cost: FREE, dinner will be provided. Childcare provided *Pre-registration is required* Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to learn more about Just Economics, check out this 6 minute video about what we do: