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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Get organized

And change the world

NEW HAVEN - The New Haven Public Library will hold a centennial retrospective on legendary community organizer Saul David Alinsky at 6 p.m. Jan. 20. A film, "The Democratic Promise: Saul Alinsky and his Legacy," will be screened at the downtown branch, 133 Elm St., with commentary by Melissa Canham-Clyne, Wilson Branch Library manager and author of a recent article on community organizing.

Actor Alec Baldwin narrates the hour-long documentary.
Saul David Alinsky (1909-1972) was a community organizer and writer, generally considered the founder of modern community organizing in America. He is said to have coined the slogan "Think globally, act locally." He was an early influence on many of current political leaders, including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
The event is free and and free parking is available. Call the library at 946-7431 for more information.