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The Francis L. Holland Blog: Day of Blogging for Community Organizing Justice: "I Am a Community Organizer"

The Francis L. Holland Blog: Day of Blogging for Community Organizing Justice: "I Am a Community Organizer"

Sojourner's Place answers the call of Fellow AfroSpear blogger, Francis Holland, to participate in a day of blogging for Community Organizing Justice. I am inviting all Sojourners to join us on Monday, September 8 to remind Sarah Palin, the Republican Party, and the rest of the world of the impact that community organizers and organizations have had on our society.

"The AfroSpear and afrosphere have heeded the call for community organizing within the Black community, both online and in our day jobs, as teachers, church deacons, and in other community building efforts. We condemn statements that criticize community organizing - statements that challenge the value of the "one thousand points of light" volunteerism, non-profit and charitable work that George H. W. Bush made a centerpiece of his social programs.

Rather than attempt to score political points by attacking charitable and non-profit sector efforts, those who seek to lead America should join those community organizers in churches, schools, PTA's, Girls and Boys Clubs, and all those who work tirelessly to make America a better place, every day of the week.

We in the AfroSpear and afrosphere therefore dedicate this Monday, September 8, 2008 to highlighting at our blogs the crucial community-building efforts of people online and in our own communities. Even a church choir is a community organizing effort and no one should belittle such efforts to score political points."


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I also plan to participate. In fact, I will send out a press release to other African American activists and media around the country with this information later today.

I'm sorry that I missed the Sunday Inspiration meme again this week. I'll try to get back on track next week.

September 7, 2008 at 12:37 PM

@ Villager, much obliged for dropping by. Tomorrow will be a great day as we join together in this effort.

September 7, 2008 at 3:53 PM
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