Community Organizing

Published January 24, 2020 in Warp & Woof Community Organizing New Challenges in Our Area William Sundwick Let’s start with some assumptions about 21st century American politics. Assumption #1: many, many people are poorly served by their local governments; assumption #2: virtually all communities have some people who are quite content, but most others muchContinue reading “Community Organizing”

Amazon Comes to Arlington

Published April 7, 2019 in Warp & Woof Amazon Comes to Arlington Giddiness vs. Foreboding William Sundwick The initial local reaction to Amazon’s HQ2 selection was giddiness. Our community would stand to garner a windfall estimated at $4.6B over twenty years. Bring 25,000 high paying jobs into the area, and everybody would benefit, right? NotContinue reading “Amazon Comes to Arlington”

Community Organizing

Published November 1, 2018 in Warp & Woof Community Organizing VOICE, the IAF in Northern Virginia William Sundwick Saul Alinsky and Bishop Bernard James Shell founded the Industrial Areas Foundation in Chicago in 1940. Their idea was to mobilize diverse faith communities of urban poor and working-class people lacking in political power. It was aContinue reading “Community Organizing”