Category: Resources

Willie Baptist: The 4 C’s of Leadership

“If you have the solution to my problem. Then you are my leader.” Willie Baptist has been organizing the homeless and the poor for over 40 years. He was active in the Nation Union of the Homeless, Kensington Welfare Rights Union,and Poverty Scholars. He is co-author of Pedagogy of the Poor. The day before Occupy…
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General Baker: From Motown to Coal Town

In August 2011 John “Chicago” Hough sat down with General Baker to discuss labor history and union organizing in Detroit.  This Learn to Lead video is part of that interview. In this video General Baker talks about the history of the United Auto Workers(UAW) and the deep connection they have with the United Mine Workers (UMWA) and…
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Waistline and Mitch: The Guys From Detroit

Waistline & Mitch have been members of the United Auto Workers for most of their adult lives.  In this Learn to Lead video they discuss the need for the unions to change in response to the electronic revolution, the Science of Society, and the Thursday night Political Education classes they hold in Detroit at the MWRO offices.…
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Organizational Development in the Context of Building a Movement

In order for an organization to be a true part of a larger social movement the development of the organization must incorporate the values and vision of the larger movement. It’s not enough to say your organization is part of a social movement for change.  Your organization itself must be an agent of change. What…
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