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I’ve written before about the various driftwood shelters to be found along the shores of Folsom Lake, like this one or this one. Or like the large one along the South Fork near Salmon Falls, which until now was my solid favorite. That changed a couple of weeks ago when I stumbled across an even more lovingly constructed shelter near Horseshoe Bar.

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Shragge, Eric. Activism and Social Change: Lessons for Community Organizing, SEcond Edition, University of Toronto Press, 2013.

Summary

This was a simple, informative chapter that highlights the functions and methodologies of a few key organizations; namely, IAF, ACORN, RTTCA, and FRAPRU.

The IAF “was founded by Alinksy” who began community outreach via existing organizations (namely churches), instead of targeting individuals, and ultimately included 50+ partner orgs (Shragge 2013, 82), with this number still shifting today. They began in Chicago, and extended to other US cities including Baltimore and Brooklyn. The IAF claims to be “non-ideological.”

ACORN used some of Alinksy’s methods to become a federally recognized organization in the US. This org uses a union-esque model of collecting dues from members. Perhaps due to the level of investment (literal and otherwise) demanded for membership, ACORN’s been highly successful in mobilizing for causes throughout the US, putting pressure both on commercial and political entities to enact change (ibid, 85-86).

RTTCA, unlike the aforementioned organizations, is solidly based in Atlanta, and exists “to build a vision of radical transformation of city power relations and real democratic practices. (ibid, 87)” While they do have partnership organizations, these organizations must fit into the RTTCA vision. It uses a bottom-up approach to force change into Atlanta-based communities, with a focus on anti-racism and toppling the power structures of capitalism and neo-liberalism (ibid, 87-91). 

Lastly, local to Québec, is FRAPRU, a “coalition of organizations” within the province (ibid, 92). With a focus primarily on housing issues, they rely on community self-representation, likely to keep local visions targeted and specific. However, the structure of the organization includes “an elected board of directors” to “coordinate the internal functioning of the organization” (ibid, 93).


Reflections

As a community organizer myself (https://www.communitypowerorg.ca / https://www.facebook.com/communitypowerinitiative), this chapter has led me to consider how I want my own organization to operate. While we are small, it’s easy to gain a consensus or split work by what we’re most passionate about. And as we continue to partner with orgs around Montréal, we find ourselves becoming another piece of an exciting puzzle, while also serving the role of facilitator between existing orgs. This is the first time I’ve come across FRAPRU, so I’m encouraged to know that broad coalitions exist, though I now must take the time to consider their model and vision, before pursuing alignment.

From today’s group discussions, it’s also become apparent to me that I’m not alone in questioning Québec’s authoritarian/paternalist policies toward public health (namely the COVID pandemic). We also touched on the subject of learned helplessness, which I’m now considering in a new way. I have felt helpless as an organizer with this continually increasing police presence in our communities—not wanting to act on projects for our communities that may place marginalized/BIPOC folks in danger. But is this an excuse I’m using because the way forward is hard? Thoughts. So many thoughts.

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The Lucerne Bridge, Monk Fryston, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

The Lucerne Bridge spans the old stew ponds, developed into boating lakes. Inside are paintings by Mary Hemsworth depicting scenes from The Ancient Mariner, inspired by the ones in the 200m long 14th century Chapel Bridge in Lucerne. 

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Valentines Day Candy Structures STEM Activity

Valentines Day Candy Structures STEM Activity

Build Valentines Day candy structures with jelly heart candies. Candy structures are a great Valentines Day STEM challenge activity for preschool, kindergarten, and grade school kids science.


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Hey guys, In this tutorial, we will study What are Structures in C Programming, How to declare a structure in C Programming, What are the key points to remember while working with structures, How to define a Structure variable in C Programming and How to access the member of the structure with the help of syntax and example.

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Dents Run Covered Bridge in Monongalia County was constructed in 1889 and rehabilitated in 2004. The structure employs a kingpost trust design in which a vertical post affixed to an apex truss supports the bridge’s main beams. This lovely covered bridge, set in a bowl formed by beautiful, rolling farm country, is one of a handful remaining in West Virginia and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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