Arnie Graf

Arnie Graf, democracy, Civic Engagement, IAF

Politicians Should Trust in the People They Hope to Represent

Monday, November 7, 2016
Baltimore Sun

In the summer of 1971, I went to Chicago to train as an organizer at the Industrial Areas Foundation (I.A.F.), which was founded in 1940 by the late Saul Alinsky, a colorful personality who is widely regarded as the father of community organizing.



Of the many things he talked about during that training, he made two points that have stayed with me over the course of my 45-year career spent organizing in Baltimore and across the country.... Read more about Politicians Should Trust in the People They Hope to Represent

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Arnie Graf, Change Champion of Community Organizing, Award, Center for Community Change

Arnie Graf Awarded 2015 Change Champion in Community Organizing

Thursday, July 9, 2015
Center for Community Change

"It was the mid-1960s and Arnie Graf, a 19-year-old student at the mostly segregated University of Buffalo, found himself witnessing discrimination in a very personal way. “Being Jewish, we had separate fraternities and groups by the charters that were in place,” he recalls. Read more about Arnie Graf Awarded 2015 Change Champion in Community Organizing