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2017 IAF Impact Report


COPS/ Metro Founder, GOTV, Andy Sarabia, Obituary

In Fighting for Justice, Andy Sarabia Helped Launch COPS/Metro and the Modern IAF

Friday, May 10, 2019
San Antonio Express-News

Growing up in a San Antonio in which pernicious neglect by an Anglo-controlled "Good Government League" left low-income Mexican-American neighborho

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Shooting, Solidarity, safety, fighting fear

West/Southwest IAF: Statement on El Paso & Dayton Mass Shootings

Monday, August 5, 2019
West / Southwest IAF

Fighting Against Fear
Our Neighborhoods, Our Strength

August 5, 2019

We are deeply saddened by the horrific shootings in El Paso and Dayton over the past 48 hours.  Our hearts go out to those murdered, those injured, their families and these entire communities.  We also stand in support of our IAF sister organization EPISO/Border Interfaith and its workforce training organization Project ARRIBA, whose work has been deeply embedded in the El Paso community for decades. 

West / Southwest IAF

Sr. Christine Stephens, Congregation of Divine Providence

Sr. Christine Stephens, CDP: 1940 - 2019

Thursday, July 18, 2019
West / Southwest IAF

Sister Christine Stephens, CDP entered eternal life on July 18, 2019 at the age of 78. She was the younger of two daughters born to Walter Irving and Frances Louise (Bulian) Stephens. She was born December 22, 1940 in Austin, Texas and was given the Baptismal name, Mary Christine. She entered the Congregation of Divine Providence on September 7, 1962 and professed first vows as a Sister of Divine Providence on June 22, 1964. Sister Christine graduated from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics prior to entering Our Lady of the Lake Convent.

West / Southwest IAF

OpEd, Mike Gecan

Metro IAF Oped: The Politics We Deserve | VA Drivers' License Fight

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Metro IAF

You don’t have to choose between Donald Trump and Elizabeth Warren, or Jared Kushner and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, or market capitalism and state socialism, or the far right and the far left, or Fox News and MSNBC.

Metro IAF

Community Building

AIM Celebrates Ribbon Cutting for Historic African American Community Center after Decades-Long Fight for Justice

Monday, November 19, 2018
AIM

AIM celebrated the ribbon cutting for Good Hope Community Center, the last of four community centers in historically African American neighborhoods in Montgomery County, marking the end of rebuilding and renovation of the community centers in a fight for change that lasted mor

AIM

Volunteerism, Community Organizing in Cleveland, Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk

Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk : Replace Despair with Volunteerism in 2018

Sunday, December 31, 2017
Cleveland.com

Look around you. Are you troubled by what you see in the world? Early in the Bible, God was so upset with human conduct so as to flood the earth. Rabbinical commentary suggests it was both shechitut ("corruption") and hamas ("brutal violence") that triggered God's reaction.

GCC

Library, Las Milpas, Community Organizing in the Rio Grande Valley, Bishop Flores

Bishop, Valley Interfaith Celebrate Transformation of Political Culture

Monday, January 29, 2018
Rio Grande Guardian & More

In the largest celebration of multiple events, Bishop Daniel E. Flores blessed the opening of a new library in Las Milpas, surrounded by Valley Interfaith leaders, children from Carmen Anaya Elementary School and other community supporters. An assembly chronicled the community-driven effort that went into changing the political culture of South Texas, reflected in the construction of the new library that leaders had fought for and won...

Valley Interfaith

Saul Alinksy, community organizing, Radicalism

Gecan: Better Call Saul - US Needs Radicalism, Not Extremism

Friday, February 16, 2018
Wall Street Journal

It may seem strange to argue that the U.S. needs more radicalism, especially in this period of outrageous rhetoric and intense overreaction. But the right kind of radicalism can improve American politics by focusing on fundamental public goods. Leaders should replace showmanship with a radical approach that galvanizes ordinary American citizens.

This concept of political radicalism has a storied history, but the term has faded from the popular lexicon. In 1951 Wall Street Journal editor William H. Grimes described this newspaper’s...

Metro IAF

elections, Civic Engagement, Building Power

Gecan: Elites Can't Keep Writing Off Americans Who Voted for Trump

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Chicago Sun Times

After the 2016 election, my view was that the voters had rejected not just Hillary Clinton, but also the modern Democratic Party – a party top-heavy with celebrity candidates and dominated by Wall Streeters, Silicon Valley stars and academic and professional elites.

Metro IAF

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