Adrienne Evans, Executive Director

United Vision for Idaho
1912 W. Jefferson St., Boise, ID, 83702
P.O. Box 2181
Boise, ID  83701

Email:
adriennesvans@gmail.com

Phone: (208) 869-3131
Or       (208) 861-8907

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Because teamwork is better than greed.

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The Human Dignity Project is a collaborative effort with the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights  and United Vision for Idaho to provide comprehensive, customized training throughout the Gem State to recognize and dismantle systemic discrimination. Training and professional development programs designed for the schools, businesses and the community to recognize, confront injustice, provide tools and resources, and explore individual and collective action and create safe  are available through United Vision for Idaho and the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights.


United Vision for Idaho is the center’s formal partner dedicated to offering training and workshops based on the Human Dignity Project that delve deeper into systemic discrimination, link issues to public policy, and engage communities in civic engagement and policy advocacy.


The Center provides critical online resources to educators and the community that allow individuals to examine the escalation of discrimination and contextualize contemporary events within a human rights framework. Ours is the only statewide human rights education group. There is no duplication between professional development training programs and the programs for students. 


While, United Vision for Idaho promotes and encourages social activism and civic engagement, the Wassmuth Center concentrates on broader general education. Together, our deep relationships throughout the Gem State enable us to bring together people from diverse backgrounds to share experiences and harness the skills and strengths of organizations to create momentum throughout Idaho.

For more information about the Project, contact  uvidaho@gmail.com or dignity@wassmuthcenter.org

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WELLSTONE was founded to carry forward the advocacy work of Paul and Sheila Wellstone. Based in Minnesota, Wellstone trains community organizers, student activists, campaign staff, progressive candidates and elected officials. Wellstone strengthens movement organizations and ignites change.
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Executive Director: Adrienne Evans

President: Chuck Vogel

Vice President: Dick Chilcote

Secretary: Barbara Harris

Treasurer: Cyndi Tiferet

 At-Large members


   Ed Vining
   Tracie Roberts
   Christopher Bower


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United Action for Idaho is our 501 (c)(4) nonprofit companion, advancing social, economic and environmental justice, advocating policies and individuals who support these ideals for the Gem State.

​​​​​​OUR MISSION
United Vision for Idaho is the Gem State's largest and only coalition dedicated to social, economic and environmental justice; rooted in the core principle that we must work together to enhance the lives of everone. Through education, civic action, policy change, and leadership development we challenge all

forms of systemic discrimination. We advocate policies that promote equitable distribution of power,

wealth, and opportunity. As a coalition formed by and of marginalized communities, we are committed

to speaking truth to power, and to work with communities to build a united movement, uphold voices

and build collective and work to resist those powers that seek to deny social justice and human rights!​

OUR UNITED VISION FOR IDAHO
Our “united vision” is to work with and in support of communities, to mobilize, empower and to create a systemic, and powerful movement to ensure social, economic and environmental justice for all Idahoans.​






For more than two decades, United Vision for Idaho has worked to establish and advance progressive policies, unite individuals and organizations, and stimulate positive, united action to achieve our shared objectives.

We are a coalition of organizations and those directly impacted, whom we represent collectively. We are Idahoans who want a better - a different path, a different future and willing to put their whole selves into a sustainable effort with strategic methods to get there. Our constituents are Idahoans who share core values and who are active and rising up to be participants in the democratic process as active citizens, teachers, advocates, and leaders. We’re still growing, already a grassroots coalition of more than 40 statewide organizations and more than 35,000 people. Members of UVI are a part of a powerful merger of national organizations defending  and advocating for our shared priorities and connecting our work nationwide;People’s Action is comprised of 47 state organizations across America, with nearly 1,000 leading organizers, and more than 1.5 million people and affiliates in 32 states, including Idaho.

Together, we represent people of color, refugees, women and children, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, faith and interfaith leaders, labor groups, educators, students, and workers from all walks of life.


In order to dismantle oppression, we must first understand that it exists and identify what forces work in conjunction to keep people marginalized. Through education, we begin to change our collective understanding and promote a level of engagement that creates change in our own communities. To that end, we examine opportunities and access to rights, and explore the impact of policies, programs, services and laws, and how our lives are inextricably linked to others.


Through education, we begin to challenge a dominant frame of understanding, and promote a level of engagement that creates change in our own community. How we think determines the ways that we live, interact and understand discrimination and equality.


We work collectively to address the fundamental causes of systemic discrimination. We work to help people recognize and find their own power to interrupt instances of discrimination, and become agents of change. We work collectively to defend and fiercely protect rights that are under attack. We work collectively to dismantle policies that codify and perpetuate it. We work to hold our members of the Idaho Legislature and Congress accountable. We work collectively to advocate for real and tangible change in policy. We work collectively as organizations stretched across Idaho and committed to strategic and coordinated efforts to win real improvements in people's lives. We work as the as robust coalition and  mobilization of grassroots constituencies across Idaho, implementing change from the bottom up.

Our statewide outreach and educational programs aim to break down barriers, specifically those associated with racism, sexism, classism, ableism, homophobia, and religious discrimination. Our national partnerships help provide resources that support our efforts and inform our positions. We stand united in seeking and speaking the truth, challenging power structures responsible for systemic discrimination it all its forms, and advocating for policies that lead to fair and equitable distribution of power, wealth, and opportunity.

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PEOPLE'S ACTION is a powerful new force for democracy and economic fairness. From family farms to big cities, from coast to coast, we’re fighting for community over greed, justice over racism, and people and planet over big corporations.
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THE MIDWEST ACADEMY is a national training institute committed to advancing the struggle for social, economic, and racial justice. From local neighborhood groups to statewide and national organizations, Midwest Academy has trained more than a quarter-million grassroots activists from hundreds of organizations and coalitions in organizing philosophy, methods and skills that enable ordinary people to actively participate in the democratic process.
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Adrienne S. Evans, United Vision for Idaho's executive director, leads a training session for 21 high school students from Hailey on how to interrupt the spiral of injustice and stand for social justice through civic engagement

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