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Women's Economic Agenda Project

449 15Th Street 2Nd Floor

Oakland, California 94612

United States

Company Description

The Women's Economic Agenda Project uses teach-ins, truth commissions, trainings, marches, and protests to educate and empower people on their rights and to give a voices and face to the millions fighting for their lives. We know that only our work togeth ... more

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Executive Director of the Women's Economic Agenda Project and Member
Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign

Board Member

Board Member


Project Advisor, Women's Economic Agenda Project
The Children's Partnership

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Staff and Board | WEAP [cached]

Ethel Long-Scott, Executive Director, Oakland

Ethel Long-Scott - Executive Director
Ethel Long-Scott is Executive Director of the Women's Economic Agenda Project, headquartered in downtown Oakland. For 40 years, in jobs that ranged from grassroots community organizer to non-profit CEO, she has pushed, poked, prodded and worked cooperatively with the political, economic and civic establishments on a mission to increase social and economic justice. She works tirelessly with labor and community groups to create visionary opportunities for creative social change where none seemed to exist. She believes in building broad social movements to create social change. She is one of the first recipients of Essence Magazine's "Street Warrior.

Recent Events | WEAP [cached]

WEAP Executive Director Ethel Long-Scott set the tone with a passionate speech on the meaning of the austerity being preached by both major political parties.

She said the smart microchips of the electronic revolution have produced "disaster capitalism," where "the class that owns the means of production is profiting by forcing the human workers they no longer need out of the economic system."
"They are forcing them out by squeezing them," she said, "cutting wages, cutting pensions, health care and other benefits, taking as much money as possible out of public services - education, health clinics, transportation, public workers, municipal services of all kinds, sequesters."
Disaster capitalism, she said, is "...deliberately designed to make the rich richer and workers poorer . . . The global super rich, billionaires and millionaires, are working hard to convince the American people that big bad unions and workers struggling to do right by their families are to blame for the death of cities like Detroit."
WEAP Executive Director, Ethel Long-Scott and DeAnn McEwen, RN Nursing Practice Specialist, CA Nurses Association, National Nurses laid out the framing for "Improved Medicare for All" (HR 676) which is simple and accurate, single payer, universal health care that would save money in a time of fiscal crisis for all levels of governments.

Human Rights Warriors | WEAP [cached]

Ethel Long-Scott, WEAP's Executive Director, was also a friend. She spoke at the memorial service organized by Karega's family.

"Building the Unsettling Force" | WEAP [cached]

The Women's Economic Agenda Project's Executive Director, Ethel Long-Scott, and Community Homeless Alliance Ministry's Sandy Perry led the "Right to Health Arena of Struggle.

Yet, Long-Scott and Perry also talked about how single payer legislation would not be enough since it is impossible to simply lobby reform into existence.

WEAP Accomplishments | WEAP [cached]

2009 - WEAP Executive Director Ethel Long-Scott made several media appearances, raising the issue of our economic human rights on numerous occasions and through numerous outlets. These include radio interviews on Free Radio SC, WDXX's "Wake UP Clob," KPFA, Sirius Radio's "Make It Plain," KPFK;s "Beatiful Struggle" among others. The Black Commentator, the Twin Cities' Daily Planet, the Santa Cruz Sentinal and other periodicals have also included articles and commentary from WEAP. Along with nearly a dozen Teach-Ins, Leadership Trainings, and direct actions, WEAP has expanded its local presence.

November 2009 - WEAP participatd in Healthcare NOW!'s national strategy conference in St. Louis, MO. Activists from around the country joined together to plan a strategy to achieve a guranteed single-payer universal health care program. Executive Director, Ethel Long-Scott, was invited to speak to the assembly.
March 2009 - Traveling to Rambouillet, France, Ethel Long-Scott joined roughly 40 partiicpants at the 2009 IRG/Ford Conference to discuss the increasing abuses of people's basic human rights around the world. The conference included a discusion of global organizing and the empowerment of the world's poorest and most marginalized people to speak for themselves.
February 2009 - Invited to participate in Oakland Mayor Dellum's Model City Summit on Women, WEAP Executive Ethel Long-Scott facilitated a workshop entitled "And Still I Rise: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty. Joining Ethel were Cherri Allison, Esq., Executive of the Family Violence Law Center, Nola Brantley, Executive Director of MISSEY (Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting, and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth), and Carolyn Thomas-Russel, Executive Director of 'A Safe Place'. The discussion surrounded Poverty Elimination versus Poverty Management and the work being done in Oakland to address the cycle of poverty.
2008- As part of the continued effort to break the media blackout on poverty issues in California, WEAP's Executive Director Ethel Long-Scott appeared on the new issue-orientated GRITtv with host Laura Flanders to talk about the need to challenge and ultimately abolish poverty.
2008 - As part of the continued effort to break the media blackout on poverty issues in California, WEAP's Executive Director Ethel Long-Scott appeared on the new issue-orientated GRITtv with host Laura Flanders to talk about the need to challenge and ultimately abolish poverty.

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