I am often asked, “How did I become an organizer?” And how did I get to where I am today? As you shall see, many people were part of this journey. So I begin with the beginning, about 40 years ago. Leaving Home Ku Klux Klan harassment of me grew to a threatening, intolerable level […]
the role of women in the civil rights movement
Thinking about Generosity One day last spring I looked out my window and saw a woman walking toward my house with two dogs. I assumed she thought our long driveway was a road and went outside to talk to her. I found out that her name is Aileen and that she is a Baptist minister. […]
Imagine if I could tell you there is an organizing model for Voter Registration and Get-Out-the-Vote (GOTV) that is 100 times more effective than social media, phone calls or mailings. I’m talking about Spirit in Action’s organizing model, “TAKE 10.” A Little History First It’s a model first developed by folks at Piedmont Peace Project […]
When dollars are spent locally, they can be re-spent locally Did you know that locally-owned businesses circulate three times more money back into the local economy than chain stores do? A Shopping List I was recently thinking about an event we held while at Piedmont Peace Project, where we organized low-income folks in rural North […]
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