Date & Time
Thursday, March 22, 2012
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
800 South Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Free and open to the public!
Books will be available for purchase!
What does it mean to do progressive work today? What are the core qualities of successful organizers? How do we build the organizations and movements that these times call for?
Join a discussion on organizing and movement building at the Hull-House Museum based on a talk by visiting author and organizer, Eric Mann.
Eric Mann will be speaking on Transformative Organizing: A Theory and Practice for a Social Justice Revolution. He will talk about his new book, Playbook for Progressives: 16 Qualities of the Successful Organizer and draw on his lessons from CORE, SDS, the United Auto Workers, the Bus Riders Union and the Labor/Community Strategy Center to impact the discussion of movement building today.
Eric Mann is the director of the Labor/Community Strategy Center in Los Angeles and a founder of the Bus Riders Union. The Strategy Center is a "think tank/act tank" that trains organizers and initiates high visibility environmental justice, mass transportation, and civil rights campaigns. The BRU is the largest mass transportation group in the U.S. and the subject of Haskell Wexler's feature length documentary: Bus Riders Union.
He has written seven books and is the co-host of the weekly radio show, Voices from the Frontlines, on KPFK Pacifica 90.7FM in Los Angeles. He has published more than 200 articles that have appeared in the New York Times, L.A. Times, Boston Globe, Boston After Dark, Worldwatch, Socialist Register, Black Agenda Report, Black Commentator, AhoraNow, and The Nation.
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* All views expressed are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, or the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Architecture and the Arts.