organizer role plays
Quito Every country is different, every city is different, and every community is different. We start from there, and then we adapt what we have seen work in so many places and modify it to fit the circumstances and objectives of our organizing program. No matter how many times I have done [...]
housing in Quito Norte
Quito Housing was on my mind.
I spent hours yesterday in a pickup riding the steep roads and byways of Quito Norte with our team and local barrio leaders in the area, four up front and three in the back. We traveled more than a dozen kilometers up, down and around the mountain [...]
Vancouver What a treat spending time with the ACORN Canada staff in the Vancouver area in our New Westminster office! The organizers in the morning and the leaders in the evening wanted to brainstorm about current campaigns they were conducting to great effect. Roll up the sleeves and let’s get to work!
Over the weekend the [...]
Vancouver There is little argument anymore that Wikipedia, the on-line, crowd built “encyclopedia,” is the first source in the 21st century for innumerable high school and college term papers and much of the information random people get about most of the rest of us. I can’t count the number of gnarly introductions I’ve gotten in different [...]
Victoria When the topic of the leadership conference is “Building the Links: Connecting Unions and Community,” and my 90-minute slot has the same title, it’s already a slow pitch to the plate looking for a big swing. After weeks of singing for my supper on the road with translators in Spanish, Japanese, or Korean, it was [...]
New Orleans I badly want to say that there is finally progress in the United States on remittances, which are financial transfers from immigrant families, migrant workers, and others to their families and communities back in their home countries. The Wall Street Journal reported that the volume of money being remitted has in fact gone [...]