Real Power … Real Change
How to shape broad-based power for the common good
Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement
A workshop on analyzing power relationships and building collective power through relationships will be led by Michael Stanley, a community organizer with the Metro Industrial Areas Foundation. This introductory workshop will help participants understand and use tools developed by one of the country’s oldest and most effective community organizing traditions.
Facilitator: Michael Stanley
Michael Stanley has been the organizer with Empowered Queens United of Action and Leadership (www.equal-iaf.org), an affiliate of the Metro Industrial Areas Foundation (www.metro-iaf.org). These organizations help citizens and aspiring citizens to gain power and make positive changes not only in their community, but beyond. Michael has helped EQUAL to push police to reduce crime and improve pedestrian safety and help improve the quality of Social Security service. He is currently helping EQUAL leaders push MTA to improve the quality of transportation of senior citizens and disabled citizens. They are also pushing the NYC Department of Environmental Protection deal with serious flooding problems which have plagued Southeast Queens for over 40 years
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