Speaker Profile

Jeannette Huezo

Executive Director/Senior Popular Educator
United for a Fair Economy

For fourteen years, Jeannette has coordinated UFE’s popular education work and facilitated many workshops. She recently became UFE's Executive Director after years advocating for multilingual justice at the organizational and movement level. Her experience implementing this type of model can address the organizational questions related to multilingual justice: funding, board support, and logistics. Jeannette's first organizing job in United States was with the Latino Parents Association. She then went on to spend four years at the Coalition for Basic Human Needs (CBHN), organizing low-income women to fight for their rights. Then, Jeannette went to work for the Women's Institute for Leadership Development (WILD) as the Program Director / Trainer / Organizer. Following that, she worked as a Union Organizer for Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 254, organizing immigrant workers like herself to find their voice as members of the labor movement.

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