ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) was one of the largest and most successful member driven community organizations--a "union of neighbors"-- in American history. Their growth defied the decline that hit most working-class movements over the same period. But in 2010, ACORN was destroyed in a matter of months.
Together with former Philly ACORN leaders and organizers, we'll look at ACORN's legacy and what radical organizers can learn from their work, their structures, their successes and failures. We'll screen the documentary "The Organizer"--focusing on ACORN's founder, Wade Rathke--and discuss it with our guests. And we'll eat dinner!
Please make your RSVP a definite one so we have enough food for all who want it.
The NLNA is not ADA accessible, but we're working on their staff being present to use their ramp. We can reserve an additional childcare space for anyone who needs it, just shoot us a message. There is a bathroom onsite. Vegan food will be available.
Dignity organizer dinners are spaces for organizers in and adjacent to the labor movement to reflect, workshop, brainstorm, and be in fellowship.