Waters Building - David Cassard Sr. Conference Room 161 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saul Alinsky might be called the "anti-Acton". As Lord Acton warned that power corrupts, Saul Alinsky - the father of modern "community organizing" - rejoiced that corruption empowers. Decades after Alinsky's death his ideas and teaching continue to shape the American political and social landscape. Barack Obama's first job in Chicago was as an "organizer" for an Alinsky group; Hillary Clinton's undergraduate thesis was written on Alinsky's precepts; contemporary organizations from the notorious ACORN to the Catholic-Church-supported United for Power and Justice are among Alinsky's progeny. This lecture supplies an overview of Alinksy's thinking and shows its application in current events. Luncheon participants are encouraged (although certainly not required) to read Alinsky's short but seminal Rules for Radicals, widely available in inexpensive paperback editions, prior to the lecture.
Mr. Joseph A. Morris, a graduate of the college and the law school of the University of Chicago, is a partner in the law firm of Morris & De La Rosa, with offices in Chicago and London, maintaining an active practice in constitutional, business, labor, and international law. He is a member of the bars of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Illinois, and several other courts. Mr. Morris served under President Reagan as assistant attorney general of the United States [in charge of international affairs and director of the Department of Justice Office of Liaison Services. He has appeared on numerous national and local television and radio programs. He has served as an American delegate to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in Geneva. A leader in B’nai B’rith, he is also a member of the advisory board of Catholic Citizens of Illinois.
All Lectures are from 12:00-1:30 p.m. Registration begins 11:45 a.m.
98 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Cost per Lecture:
$15, includes box lunch
Cost per Lecture - Student Rate:
$5, includes box lunch
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