The Human Dignity Project is a collaborative effort to provide an e-Classroom of online resources for communities and classrooms throughout the Gem State. Training and professional development programs designed for the community and businesses to confront injustice and create safe inclusive spaces are available through United Vision for Idaho’s Project Civitas, a companion program of the Human Dignity Project, sponsored by the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights.
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 be-
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THE ECONOMIC POLICY INSTITUTE conducts research and analysis on the economic status of working America. EPI proposes public policies that protect and improve the economic conditions of low- and middle-income workers and assesses policies with respect to how they affect those workers.
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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tween 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.
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.
For more information about the Dignity Project,
Executive Director: Adrienne Evans
President: Chuck Vogel
Vice President: Dick Chilcote
Secretary: Barbara Harris
Treasurer: Cyndi Tiferet
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and religious discrimination. 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 distribution of power, wealth, and opportunity.
United Vision for Idaho is the largest statewide coalition dedicated to social, economic and environmental justice; rooted in a core principle that we must work together to enhance the lives of all people. Through public education, civic action, policy change, and leadership development we challenge systemic discrimination it all its forms, and advocate for policies that lead to an equitable distribution of power, wealth, and opportunity.
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We welcome kindred spirits, whether as organizations large or small, or as individuals. For details, contact AdrienneSEVans@UVIdaho.org.
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Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places close to home -- so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any map of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person: the neighborhood he [or she] lives in; the school or college he [or she] attends; the factory, farm or office where he [or she] works. Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination.
Our “united vision” is to establish racial, gender, and broader measures of social justice and equality for all by addressing the systemic causes of oppression, overt and subtle, that people of color, women, transgender and gender non-conforming people face. To do that, we recognize we must first address the fundamental causes of economic imbalance that disproportionately affect people by racial and gender boundaries, and we must do so by empowerment, organization, and mobilization of grassroots constituencies, implementing change from the bottom up.
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.
Our core constituents are Idahoans who share our values and objectives, and who are active participants in the democratic process as voters, advocates, and leaders. They are communities representing 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.
Our diversity enables us to examine and consider both the root causes of systemic oppression these diverse Idahoans face, and to identify and develop ways to overcome them, especially on behalf of those who are most vulnerable.
Our statewide outreach and educational programs aim to break down barriers, specifically those associated with racism, sexism, classism, ableism, homophobia,
-- -- Eleanor Roosevelt
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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.
Our postal address:
Adrienne Evans, Executive Director
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1912 W. Jefferson St., Boise, ID, 83702
P.O. Box 2181
Boise, ID 83701
Phone: (208) 869-3131
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