Notes for My Father on Returning from Europe and North Africa

ACORN ACORN International Organizers Forum Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple PodcastsNew Orleans       Continuing a tradition, when my father was alive, he would ask me what I learned that might interest him from my travels, so here are quick notes that would have intrigued him, and perhaps you. In Tunis, we ate a something that tasted delicately …

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Affordable Housing Crisis Growing Globally

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Chicago    When affordable housing is in the headlines, it’s a safe bet that it is not prompted by a concern for low-and-moderate income families, but maybe we can take a lemon and make it lemonade, as activists are doing in many cities. Here’s the context. According to Knight Frank, a London-based real-estate consultancy reported in …

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Bootstrapping Campaigns

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Frankfurt     The organizing workshop for more than a half-dozen activists from Frankfurt, Munster, and Bremen was all about the basics in the morning and early afternoon. What is ACORN, and what do we do?  How does the ACORN Model work and what are its elements?  What is the structure of a doorknocking rap or home visit, …

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