We desperately need to reinvent the way we think and talk about problem-solving in America today.
Aldermanic privilege — Where’s mine? — perpetuates a pattern of scattered and unfocused work. Dealing with the issue. Op-ed by Mike Gecan, senior advisor to the Metro Industrial Areas Foundation.
Some commentators identify social isolation as the root cause of the current crisis in America. True, but previous generations faced the same problem; and much can be learned from the way Saul Alinksy (1909-1972) and John Wesley (1703-1791) addressed it. This Opinion piece by Luke Bretherton is a rebuttal of an Opinion piece by David Brooks in the New York Times. What is the iron rule?
Sports bring Muslims and Jews and Christians together. The comments made by Joe Ricketts, father of Cubs president and CEO Tom Ricketts, divide us. This quote, by Imam Azfar Uddin of LCU member organization Islamic Foundation North in an opinion piece in the Daily Herald, focuses on religious respect.
Last fall 85 people from 20 member institutions gathered and made commitments to hold listening sessions in their institution to relate, listen and learn. On February 13 we will gather to share what was heard and determine next steps resulting from. This is also an opportunity to invite those from your institutions with an interest to act.
If you held Listening Sessions in your organization, please report the results on this form.
Lake County United has much to celebrate and more opportunities to get involved.
Colin Kaepernick and other National Football League players are doing what Saul Alinsky, founder of the Industrial Areas Foundation, often advised: They are engaging in public action and achieving the first goal of any action—generating reactions. Read this opinion by Michael Grecan of IAF in this Wall Street Journal article (subscription required).
A Sun-Times column written by Michael Gecan, co-director of the Industrial Areas Foundation, founded in Chicago by Saul Alinsky in 1940, which has local organizational affiliates in Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin and 18 other states.
Lake County United, United Power for Action and Justice, DuPage United and Fox River Valley Initiative hosted an action with the 10 candidates in the primary for Illinois State Attorney General on March 12, 2018. The link below is to the full length video of that event.
Saul Alinsky is one of the most misunderstood figures of the 20th century. Let’s set the record straight. This is an op-ed piece by Mike Grecan, a co-director of the Industrial Areas Foundation.