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Fuerza is Hiring!

Please help us spread the word, we are hiring for two exciting new positions:

Director of Development and Communication

Fuerza Laboral is seeking a Director of Development & Communication to begin at half time (20 hours per week) in July, 2014. Responsibilities will include grant writing and fundraising strategy development. For more details or to apply, click here. Deadline: Position open until filled.

Cooperative Incubator Planning Coordinator

Fuerza Laboral seeks a part time Cooperative Incubator Planning Coordinator to facilitate our network of partners as we complete a planning process that will result in the initiation of a Co-operative Incubator program. For more details or to apply, click here. Deadline: June 6, 2014. This position was made possible through a generous grant from the Inclusion Initiative, a program of Third Sector New England.

This May 1st: March for Justice for all Workers, Immigrants, and Communities of Color!

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Date: Thursday, May 1, 2014
 
Time & Place: The march begins at 4 PM in front of the Burger King at the corner of Broad Street and Lockwood in Providence.

** If you want a ride from Central Falls, we will leave from Fuerza Laboral at 3 PM. The address is 127 Clay Street, Central Falls. Call Phoebe Gardener at 617-529-5324  begin_of_the_skype_highlighting FREE end_of_the_skype_highlightingto request space in one of the cars.

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Details: The whole community is going to gather on May 1st to fight for public housing, immigrant rights, living wage jobs, and against racial profiling. This is the moment when workers of all races unite to fight against the exploitation and criminalization that effects all of us. Join us! Bring an umbrella in case of rain.

Berger-Marks Foundation Supports Fuerza's Focus on the Rights of Women Workers

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The Berger-Marks Foundation has awarded Fuerza Laboral a grant to support our work to organize and defend the rights of women workers. The Berger-Marks Foundation, whose mission is to help organize women into unions, provides both financial support and camaraderie to people and organizations doing that work. We are looking forward to deepening our work in this area with their help! To learn more about them, visit their website by clicking here.

Develop your Leadership Through Our Democracy School

Democracy School March 2014

Last Saturday (March 1) we held the first session of our 2014 Democracy School. The Democracy School is an annual leadership course designed to help our community to overcome our fears, build our power, and take action against abuses at the workplace. It is an opportunity for us to become powerful leaders who are not afraid to speak out. There will be four sessions during the month of March and a graduation for those who have attended 3 sessions or more.

It's not to late to sign up for the next three sessions! Call our office (401-725-2700) and talk to Phoebe Gardener for more information.

Session 1: Overcoming our fears and building our power. March 1, 2-5 PM. **Already took place**
Session 2: Building our leadership and taking action against workplace abuses. March 15, 2-5 PM
Session 3: Our immigration to the United States from Latin America and global exploitation. March 22, 10-1 PM
Session 4: How capitalism effects our everyday lives. March 29, 10-1 PM. With UNITEHERE! 

All sessions are held in Fuerza Laboral's office:
127 Clay Street, Central Falls, RI 02863

 

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