Community Building

community organizing, IAF, Institutional Organizing, Saul Alinsky

Back of the Yards: Lessons from a Community Organizer, by Mike Gecan

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Boston Review

On the Wednesday after November’s presidential election, I found myself in the Back of the Yards area of Chicago’s South Side. I was there to meet with Roman Catholic priest David Kelly. Father Kelly is executive director of Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation, which he runs out of a converted school building on Fifty-first and Elizabeth. He and his team feed the hungry and bring together the perpetrators and victims of gang gun violence in the community.  Read more about Back of the Yards: Lessons from a Community Organizer, by Mike Gecan

Metro IAF

Community Building
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 21:45

Together Louisiana & IAF Secure $500M Flood Recovery 'Down Payment'

Just days before Congress adjourns for October recess, the word among lobbyists was that a proposal for flood recovery funding for Louisiana would not even get a vote for inclusion in the continuing resolution (short term budget).  It was the last opportunity to secure funding for flood recovery before the lame duck session. Read more about Together Louisiana & IAF Secure $500M Flood Recovery 'Down Payment'


Public Financing of Privately-Held Stadium, Adelson, Taxes, Robert Hoo

NCG Fights Funding of Adelson-Backed Stadium in Las Vegas

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Las Vegas Tribune

Naming “seven hidden risks” that public funding of a new Adelson-backed Raiders’ stadium would bring to taxpayers, leaders of  Read more about NCG Fights Funding of Adelson-Backed Stadium in Las Vegas

Nevadans for the Common Good

Rev. Paul Buckwalter, PCIC Co-Founder, Episcopal Minister, AIN

PCIC Co-Founder Remembered for Confronting Those in Power

Friday, February 19, 2016
Arizona Daily Star

The Rev. Paul W. Buckwalter came to Tucson to broaden one church’s community involvement.

In doing so, he changed Tucson.... Read more about PCIC Co-Founder Remembered for Confronting Those in Power

PCIC

Huffington Post, Interfaith Relations, Muslim, Christian, Jewish

HuffPost Quotes DAI: Working Together Builds Interfaith Relations

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Huffington Post

To those concerned about anti-Muslim sentiment in the country, Huffington Post writer Carol Kuruvilla recommends, “Get involved with your local interfaith network.”  She cites Dallas Area Interfaith organizer Josephine Lopez-Paul.... Read more about HuffPost Quotes DAI: Working Together Builds Interfaith Relations

DAI

Organization victories in Metro IAF area, Affordable Housing, Criminal Justice, Public Safety

Metro IAF Victories Update 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015
Metro IAF
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Metro IAF

Syrian refugees, Immigration, cities in decline, Detroit

Let Refugees Revive American Cities: Admit 250K In This Decade

Thursday, September 17, 2015
NY Daily News

The White House announcement that the United States should prepare to take in just 10,000 Syrian migrants in the next year is an embarrassingly tepid response to the largest movement of refugees since the end of World War II.

We should do much more — not only increasing the numbers of refugees we accept, but aggressively settling them in American cities, where they can help spark broad economic revivals. Read more about Let Refugees Revive American Cities: Admit 250K In This Decade

Metro IAF

Boston Review, Mike Gecan, Anxieties of Democracy, Katznelson

IAF Co-Director Mike Gecan Addresses "Anxieties of Democracy"

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Boston Review

"As an avid reader and admirer of Ira Katznelson’s work, I am both puzzled and disappointed by his essay. Read more about IAF Co-Director Mike Gecan Addresses "Anxieties of Democracy"

Metro IAF

Organizing in Vancouver, Canada IAF, Deborah Littman

Metro Vancouver Alliance Builds Bridges and Makes Things Happen

Monday, June 29, 2015
Vancouver Sun

The new Metro Vancouver Alliance is devoted to bringing people of different faiths and beliefs together for the sake of the “common good.” Read more about Metro Vancouver Alliance Builds Bridges and Makes Things Happen

Metro Vancouver Alliance

Better Together, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, St. George

'Better Together' Beats Back Separatists in Baton Rouge

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The Advocate & Better Together

Leaders of ‘Better Together’ successfully undermined a suburban incorporation effort (in the St. George area) by convincing voters who had signed onto the original petition to withdraw their signatures. Read more about 'Better Together' Beats Back Separatists in Baton Rouge


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