Alinsky at 100: Community Organizing in the 21st Century

October 15–17
Whitman College
Walla Walla, Washington

Note: All events are free, however a registration is required for some of the events during the Symposium

Thursday, October 15, 2009

“Who was Saul Alinsky?”
7:00 p.m. Kimball Auditorium

Presenters: David Alinsky (Saul Alinsky’s son) and Mark Santow (Professor of American History, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth)

Friday, October 16, 2009

“Public Sociology and Community Organizing”
8:00-9:00 a.m. Reid Campus Center Ballroom. Invited guests only.

Presenters: Michelle Janning and Gilbert Mireles (Professors of Sociology, Whitman College)

“Alinsky Lives!?”
9:30-11:30 a.m. Reid Campus Center Ballroom

Discussants: Dick Harmon (Alinsky protégé and former Co-Director of the Industrial Areas Foundation Organizer Training Program) and Joe Chrastil (Lead Organizer, Sound Alliance)

“What if Saul Alinsky came to Walla Walla Today?”
12:00-1:30pm Reid Campus Center Ballroom - Lunch Included with Registration

Panelists: Rev. Wim Mauldin (Lead Organizer, Spokane Alliance), Julia Leavitt (Whitman College ’09, Neighborhood Organizer, Commitment to Community, Walla Walla), and Louis Gonzalez (Organizer, SEIU Healthcare 775NW, Former organizer with Commitment to Community) Moderator: Noah Leavitt (Research Associate, Department of Sociology, Whitman College)

“Creating Organizers”
2:00-3:30pm Reid Campus Center Ballroom

Presenters: Joe Chrastil (Sound Alliance) and Rev. Wim Mauldin (Spokane Alliance)

Community Organizing Networking Reception: "Want to become a community organizer?”
4:00pm-5:00pm Reid Campus Center Coffeehouse

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Student Organizing Workshop
10:00-11:30 a.m. Maxey Hall 142

Interfaith Organizer Training, Part 1
12:00–6:00 p.m. Maxey Hall 142