“Reality” Organizing Moment

September 10, 2013 in Leadership, Network Members, News, Organizing, Practice, Teaching

Friends,

Hahrie Han teaches organizing at Wellesley – the “real’ way to introduce students to what civic engagement is all about. This is a video made by Ace Wang, the lead organizer in Fossil Free Wellesley, a campaign dedicated to getting Wellesley College to divest from fossil fuels. She launched the campaign as her project in the organizing class ┬áin the spring semester of 2013. In that semester, Fossil Free Wellesley got almost 50% of the student body to sign a petition in support, which they delivered to Wellesley College President Kim Bottomly in the meeting shown in the video below. The student telling her story is Ashley Funk, a member of Ace’s leadership team. Their meeting with the Trustees is coming up in October so send your support!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esmKSxh-cvw&feature=youtu.be

Marshall