Seevak Human Rights and Social Justice Summer Fellowship

Seevak Fellowship

On some positions, cowardice asks the question, 'Is it expedient?' And then expedience comes along and asks the question, 'Is it politic?' Vanity asks the question, 'Is it popular?' Conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because conscience tells him it is right.

— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

United for a Fair Economy

United for a Fair Economy is a national organization dedicated to building social movements against economic inequality. UFE raises awareness that concentrated wealth and power undermine the economy, corrupt democracy, deepen the racial divide, and tear communities apart. For more information see: http://www.faireconomy.org/

Proposed responsibilities include:

  • conducting research online and in libraries about global economic justice, the growing wealth divide and responsible wealth
  • assisting with writing and editing reports and other publications that link economic inequality with human rights
  • preparing talking points and other training and advocacy materials
  • translating educational materials from English to Spanish
  • conducting outreach to target constituencies including racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants and low income wage earners
  • assisting in the design and organization of education events
  • other responsibilities as agreed upon with your mentor