Leading Change Boston
I’m off to Boston tomorrow, standing in for Paul Nowak taking this years Leading Change group over to the US leg of the programme.
We are being hosted by Elaine Bernard of the Harvard University Labor and Worklife programme and over the two days of the session will be treated to contributions from a great range of speakers including; Steve Greenhouse of the New York Times and Marshall Ganz who worked with Cesar Chavez organising farm workers and is currently a lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard.
We’ll also be hearing from Kris Rondeau who was involved in the seminal campaign to organise the Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers and Erik Peterson who was a friend of the great Paull Wellstone, managed a number of gubernatoral races and has helped develpp and lead a number of influential community coalitions. He’s also been a union rep and organiser.
On the Saturday a number of the group are heading up to New Hampshire to spend the day with some union locals working on the Obama campaign.
I’ll be posting throughout the trip.