specifically for news items relating to general efforts of LCU, Metro-IAF, etc.

Tom Ricketts, you need to visit our mosque. Soon.

Tom Ricketts, you need to visit our mosque. Soon.

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.

Reporting on Listening Sessions

Reporting on Listening Sessions

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.

Rules for the NFL’s Radicals

Rules for the NFL’s Radicals

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).

Elites can’t keep writing off the adrift Americans who voted for Trump

Elites can’t keep writing off the adrift Americans who voted for Trump

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. 

Action with Illinois Attorney General Candidates

Action with Illinois Attorney General Candidates

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.

Click to view an abbreviated video from the Action.

Opening screen from the video
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