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I am a high school English teacher in an urban high school in Oklahoma City. I am a member of the American Federation of Teachers, Local 2309. I am a Democrat, a union activist and a worker for social justice. I also am a Christian (Congregationalist). I play chess and coach our school chess team.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Met with Congregational Based Organizing Group

From the IAF Web Site
Last night I and a group of about 20 others met at Mayflower Congregational Church with Kris Ausdenmoore of the Industrial Areas Foundation, a Congregational Based Community Organizing group. The IAF brings together churches with a social justice concern for the purpose of community action. Much of what she said sounded very much like something we should be doing in OKC.

Kris has spoken to several faith groups: Catholic, Jewish, Congregational, Methodist, and Unitarian among others. We have a woman in our church, Karen Spradlin who was recently commission as the "Justice and Witness Organizer" for the Kansas-Oklahoma Conference of the United Church of Christ. Karen is a top rate personal with a passion for justice and faith. So if she is for this, then this is something we probably ought to be doing.Industrial Areas Foundation web page

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