Lunch Talk: When Congregations Organize for Power and Change

Posted by on February 21, 2003

The Fox Leadership Program presents…
Leaders and Issues in
The Politics of Poverty and Development


Michael Gecan, author of Going Public and senior regional organizer for the Industrial Areas Foundation and Father Isaac Miller, priest of the historic Church of the Advocate, North Philadelphia and leader in Philadelphia Interfaith Action, will speak on the years of organizing that resulted in plans for a major new anti-blight initiative in Philadelphia: 7 large sites, 2,200 homes, several hundred thousand sq feet of new commercial space. Come hear about this effective organizing effort in the neighborhoods of Philadelphia and what its success -or
failure-can mean for the city.

**Thursday, Feb. 27th, 12 noon Pizza Lunch and Talk, 3619 Locust Walk**

“Going Public ?is a book about doing right and making social change ?.If you want to know how ordinary Americans accomplished extraordinary things-built affordable homes, created effective schools, won living wages-then the story and the strategy reside in this remarkable book.”
–Samuel G. Freedman, author of Upon This Rock: The Miracles of a Black Church

“Going Public is one of the most hopeful books I’ve read in years.”
–Studs Terkel

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