Pamela Sparr works to cultivate UUSC’s relationship with individual activists and congregations as well as grow its activist base. As associate director for UUSC’s Justice-Building Program, she leads the development of campaigns to support UUSC’s programs, spearheads advocacy and engagement opportunities for volunteers of all ages, and mobilizes ministers and congregations to advance justice.

Sparr brings strong strategy and program innovation skills to UUSC. She draws on a wealth of professional and volunteer activism experience that has included popular education, national and international movement organizing, civil disobedience, and formal governmental and corporate policy advocacy.

Before joining UUSC, Sparr ran a consulting business that helped nonprofits conduct strategic planning, develop and implement new programs and campaigns, and engage constituents in more powerful ways. Her work included advising the Ford Foundation and international development organizations on anti-poverty strategies, conducting a gender audit of worldwide operations for the AFL-CIO’s Solidarity Center, and leading a national advisory group that worked on a justice-oriented sustainability road map for U.S. cities and towns. Sparr holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and government from Oberlin College and a master’s degree in economics from the New School for Social Research.

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