Tuesday, February 27, 7-8:30pm
“Don’t agonize, Organize!”
How do ordinary people band together to create the kind of change they want to see in their communities, state, and nation? Allison Mahaley, teacher turned activist, will share some of what she has learned about grassroots organizing in a digital age of arm-chair activists, fake news, and populism.
Allison Mahaley spent 14 years in the public schools as a teacher, curriculum specialist, and administrator. She earned her Masters degree in 2008 from UNC Chapel Hill. In the six years following her graduation, she learned that not only were public schools under an enormous amount of scrutiny, they were being deliberately dismantled to attain an ultimate agenda of the religious right. The campaign and election of a Trump- Pence ticket only confirmed what she already suspected.Our very democracy is in peril. What can each of us do to assure that our democracy survives this onslaught of attacks? Allison Mahaley will give a road map of possibilities.
Tuesday, March 27, 7-8:30pm
"We the People: African-Americans and the U.S. Constitution", will be the focus of a panel discussion led by Fleming El-Amin at the March meeting.
Monthly gatherings are held the fourth Tuesday of every month, September through May. Visitors are welcome. Join us at Polo Park Recreation Center, 1850 Polo Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106