Welcome Back to Sicily!

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https://chieforganizer.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/CN09202019.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSCatania           Sicily is a puzzle to me.  I keep coming back, because we always seem right on the verge of breaking through to be able to start ACORN organizing here, but can’t seem to get all the way through the door.  Usually the problem is …

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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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The Search for Community and the Hope for Organization in Southern Italy

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Taranto       My second day as a “professor” at La Scuola di Bollenti Spirit, the School of Hot Spirits, we were set to dive into how to look at campaigns.  Roberto Covolo, the school’s director started with an exposition of some of the differences in the Italian understanding of “state” responsibility and reflections that he and …

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