Community Organizing is on their Minds in Italy Too

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New Orleans      Changing planes between Tirana and Sofia, we ended up going through Rome.  Miraculously, my phone was working, so I reached out for David Tozzo, head organizer of ACORN in Rome, and happened to catch him.  It turned out that he was co-teaching a regular class on community organizing every other Saturday morning. …

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Organizations and Unions Looking for New Methods in Belgium

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Brussels   Language is a funny thing.  Even when we think we are totally in synch, we are easily sidetracked.  Examples abound.  This morning the directions to the airport train took me to the Metro station which I only sorted out once I had paid two euros ten for a subway ticket.  500 meters and nine …

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Welcoming Belgians and Germans to Community Organizing

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Brussels     There were more than twenty people in the room, mostly from Brussels area community-based development and service organizations, along with three last minute additions from Germany and one 11th hour insert from an NGO that Adrien Roux of the Alliance/ACORN in France and I had met several days ago.  They were there for an …

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