New York I awoke this morning to a pleasant surprise as I hustled to fly to Sicily. Sammy Ndirangu, one of our ACORN Kenya, organizers sent a half-dozen pictures of his first organizing committee meeting in the Highridge section of the Korogochu megaslum where we are launching the first two community organizations. There were 50 people who came together to organize this first group. Discussion on the issues and the drive were excellent, and 28 of the 50 signed up as members of ACORN Kenya.
This is encouraging and exciting, as Sammy and David Musungu, our first organizers dig into the hard work of building an aggressive, membership based organization in Nairobi. More reports will follow but I had to share this. Looking at the calendar, I notice this also marks the 39th anniversary of when I arrived in Little Rock to begin organizing ACORN in the United States.
What a great journey!