Monday, September 08, 2008

Blogging for Community Organizing Justice

I support Community Organizing Justice Day.

Of course you have heard the quip that is going around the web, right? "Jesus was a community organizer. Pontius Pilot was a governor."

Whose your favorite community organizer?

Personally, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony are at the top of my list, along with Margaret Sanger. All the women who worked to make things better.

A complete list though would have to go at least as far back as Moses, wouldn't it?

Am I a community organizer? I was when I was involved with PFLAG. We lobbied the legislature. I have depended on community organizers: those that organize the Pride Parade every year; who make possible the GLBT youth group that I depended upon; the people who have been willing to step forward in the churches I have attended; the students who made recycling a reality on campus.

So today I salute all the people who work locally and globally to make the world a more just and compassionate place.


  1. Delurking to say I have been enjoying reading your blog. I, too, decided to post about my community organizing efforts...

  2. You mention in an earlier post that you are wondering about birthday treats for Andrew.
    I have a great recipe for a cake that is shipped to college students in a shoe box. It makes a fun birthday treat.

  3. Ghandi. He one of my favorites. Along with the ones you cited.


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