Lehigh County Conference of Churches: Justice and Advocacy Fall Gathering

The Growing Economic Divide:
Which Side Are You On?

Saturday, October 29, 2011










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Justice & Advocacy

Steve Schnapp - Workshop Leader

  • Steve Schnapp, as United for a Fair Economy (UFE) Education Coordinator, helps design and develop UFEÕs popular economics education workshops and materials, and leads workshops and presentations around the country.

    Steve has nearly 40 years experience as a community-based organizer, educator, and activist in New York City and the Greater Boston area. He studied popular education with Dr. Jane Vella and has led numerous Training of Trainer workshops for

  • organizers, community educators, and social justice activists. in the US and Canada. Steve also taught Community Organizing at the Boston University School of Social Work and Springfield College/School of Human Services, in the 1990s.

    Before coming to UFE in October 1998, Steve directed the Management and Community Development Institute at the Lincoln Filene Center for Citizen Participation at Tufts University.

    Steve earned a B.A. in anthropology from the City College of New York in 1969 and a MasterÕs Degree in Social Work from Boston University in 1981.

    Steve gets support and encouragement from his lifelong partner, Honey Schnapp, his daughters, Tania and Jessie, and his granddaughter Zuzu.


    About "United for a Fair Economy" Workshops

    United for a Fair Economy's "popular education" workshops are designed by a multi-cultural team that includes Steve Schnapp, Jeannette Huezo, and Wanjiku Mwangi.
    Jeannette Huezo is also an education coordinator and facilitates many workshops, in particular for Latino groups.

    Originally from El Salvador, Jeannette came to the US in 1989. She has spent her life working for justice and social change. By developing confidence and leadership skills in others, she has increased the number of activists in the struggle for social change, and has empowered women, immigrants and others facing injustice to participate in the decision-making process around issues that affect their lives.

    Wanjiku Mwangi, the Racial Wealth Divide (RWD) Initiative Leader, is a native Kenyan, but has done most of her professional work in Uganda over the last 12 years. She has been a US resident 2002, travelling frequently to East Africa mostly doing consultancy work in social development, and directly working with British Council doing program development and evaluation.
    Note: Only Steve Schnapp will be with us for the October 29th workshop, but future workshops in Spanish (or bilingual) can be organized if there is sufficient interest.


Other Program Leaders

    Members of the Justice & Advocacy Committee, working closely with Steve Schnapp, will lead the Bible study and local follow-up aspects of the program.


*The program and workshop offerings are subject to change. Please check this page again for updates.

Last Updated: 7/22/11
Created: July 22, 2011