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For 25 years Fred has been a social movement leader, organizer and trainer. Previously, Fred was Director of the AFL-CIO's Voice@Work Campaign and Deputy Director of the Strategic Campaign Center. Prior his time at the AFL-CIO he served as the Executive Director of Jobs with Justice. Fred's leadership of Jobs with Justice was recognized in 2002 when the organization received the Letelier-Moffitt Memorial Human Rights Award. He is a recipient of the Reuther/Chavez award from Americans for Democratic Action, and was named one of “50 Young Progressive Activists Who Are Changing America.” In 2006, Fred received an Alston Bannerman Fellowship. He graduated from SUNY-Binghamton with a BA in Economics in 1986. Fred is a former Board Member of the New World Foundation. He is a founder of the United States Social Forum, Grassroots Global Justice and the Pushback Network. He lives in Takoma Park, MD with his wife Maria Roeper and their children Danilo, Alexander and Ana Natalia.