Experienced social activist and academic Bill Quigley shares with us his accumulated wisdom about social justice organizing, and how we might adjust to the tragic events of September 11. In addition to principles, he gives concrete examples from his wide network of social justice organizing contacts.”You are all traitors and should be put in jail!”
That is what a well-dressed woman in her 40s shouted at us, as she walked out of church, while we walked by in a candlelight peace vigil. Wow! Is it that threatening to hold an interfaith candlelight march for peace?
Apparently it is. For columnists or writers that might make a good story. For those of us who are trying to work with people to change hearts and minds by organizing for social justice, this woman is an indicator that things have changed.
In this article I share ten ideas for social justice organizing after the changes of September 11.