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Civil Rights Leader John Lewis to Keynote Pulitzer Centennial Event Hosted by Poynter Institute


From The Pulitzer Prizes:


“The Voices of Social Justice and Equality” will highlight the achievements of journalists and others who produces Pulitzer Prize-winning work in the service of civil rights, social equality and democracy.

Congressman John Lewis of Georgia, a legendary civil rights leader and an organizer of the Selma Bridge March in 1965, will deliver the keynote address at the main Poynter event on Thursday, March 31, at the Palladium Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida. Through photography, fine arts, live music and dance performances, the work of civil rights-era Pulitzer winners will be showcased.

The following day, Friday, April 1, 2016, Poynter teachers and invited experts will lead a series of workshops designed to enlighten and inspire the next generation of Pulitzer winners. About 20 former Pulitzer Prize winners will be joining the two-day program.

March 31 – April 1, 2016

Hosted by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies


Brooklyn Workshops Train Community Organizers



Members of the Brooklyn Movement Center perform at Between The Door and the Street

By Brooklyn Reader

February 4, 2016, 1:51 pm

Few will argue that there’s been a groundswell– a rising tide, so to speak– in the numbers of Americans desiring to engage in social and political activism.With the fast-changing demographic landscape, the deeply polarized political environment and community-police relations under a microscope, there’s plenty to rail about and therefore more than enough reason to get involved.(more)

“The Fundamentals of Grassroots Community Organizing”


If you visit our website,, you will see that we have developed a free comprehensive training program for grassroots organizations. There are a lot of great organizations and experienced individuals who offer workshops on organizing, but we could find none that are offering a comprehensive workshop free of charge. That’s why The Justice Factory developed “The Fundamentals of Grassroots Community Organizing, I, II, and III”. As it says on the TJF website, this course “is available free of charge to any bona-fide grassroots community organization.” Please visit for more detailed information on the course and how to obtain it for your organization.

Over the next several months we will be presenting key topics from the course, in sequence, as articles in this blog. Our hope is that we can raise consciousness on the importance of grassroots organizing at this time in America’s history. We also hope to provide encouragement and tools for local groups who want to get themselves organized and make a difference in their communities.

The first chapter, “Defining Grassroots Community Organizing”, will be posted later this week.

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