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Discussion questions during presentation - Set 1:

- Should white people talk about race in complex and challenging ways?
- Should white people work with people of colour outside of an identity politics frame?
- What are the implications of universal transformative values at intersection of identity and politics?

Discussion questions during presentation - Set 2:

- How should we place culture within the context of politics and economics?

Leadership Development Processes of the United Workers

Step 1: Outreach and Entry

Point of Entry – Focal Point Campaign
Outreach at place of work or through friend/relative involved in the organization. The focal point campaign provides the point of entry and all other points of contact are related to the focal point campaign.

Home Visit Conversation
Leadership Organizer and person talk about working conditions, campaign and build relationship; usually with an invitation to an event or activity or other ask is made.

Leadership Forum

The poor people’s economic human rights organizing model answers the question “how do we end poverty?” The model provides a framework for how to effectively organize the poor to build the power required to change the political conditions behind poverty’s continuation. The model’s central strategy is to develop leaders from the ranks of the poor around human rights values of respect, dignity and sacred life.

I. Assumptions of the model

Baltimore's Human Rights Zone: Geography of Development and Resistance

A set of workshops and testimonials led by workers and participants covering the transformative power of human rights values, the role of one's place in the narrative, the Battle of Stories Framework, and tactics and strategies for the Human Rights Zone campaign in Baltimore. Through in-depth discussion and first-hand accounts, participants will analyze the strategies used by the United Workers in advancing the cause of Baltimore's low-wage workers.

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