Category: Learn to Lead

Remembering A Strong Woman

Jean Colman spent her career working to help lower-income women achieve fair treatment and dignity. The former Welfare Rights Organizing Coalition director died May 8 at the age of 59 after helping thousands of women improve their lives and inspiring countless others via Local News | Jean Colman, made a career helping low-income women |…
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Poverty Scholars Program | Leadership School

  In August 2009, the Poverty Scholars Program will convene a week-long Leadership School to be held in Charleston, WV and to be coordinated in collaboration with the Direct Action Welfare Group (DAWG). The Leadership School marks the foundation of a modern Poor People’s Campaign. Leaders who have participated in preparatory Strategic Dialogues will be…
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Poverty Scholars

I just returned from the second convening of the Poverty Scholars program at the Povety Initiative at Union Theological Seminary in New York. We had the honor of being joined by Bertha Burres, the Queen of he Mule Train.  She organized the Mule Train after Dr. King’s death as part of the the Poor People’s…
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Proud to Be a Community Organizer

As I am sure, many of you heard that during the Republic Convention derogatory remarks were made about community organizers.  Since then many people have responded in defense of community organizing.  You can do a search of the blogs and put in the words community organizer and get thousands of responses. That being said, as a…
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