Jitu Brown is the Education Organizer for the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO) and Michael Klonsky is professor of education and school-reform activist. They visited The IIT Stuart School of Business on April 10, 2012 to appear before the Masters in Public Policy class. "Strategies & Tools for the Social Change Agent." The class is conducted by Tom Tresser - tresser.com. Contact information for our guests: kocoonline.org and michaelklonsky.blogspot.com.
James Carlson, the co-founder of Bucketworks, Milwaukee (bucketworks.org), and director of the School Factory (schoolfactory.org) joined the design hack for the start-up of The CivicLab in Chicago (civiclab.us). James gave us an overview of the maker space movement and the awesome things that are happening at the Bucketworks, which was started in 2002 and is now in its third home - over 30,000 sq. ft in Milwaukee. The CivicLab will be a store front space where educators and activists will meet and collaborate to build useful tools for civic engagement and community improvement. The session was held at the wonderful Read/Write Library in Humboldt Park (readwritelibrary.org).
This 14 minute video is a presentation prepared by Dr. Andy Coates of the NYS Public Employees Federation, AFL-CIO, Divison 231 with art work by PEF graphic artist Mario Bruni. Every time he says the words "New York State" substitute the name of YOUR state or the words "The United States." It's time for a public banking movement. Visit publicbankinginstitute.org. Visit us at civiclab.us.
This 2 1/2 minute trailer describes the TIF Illumination Project (tifreports.com) at the CivicLab (civiclab.us) and invites you to watch the full 33 minute "TIF 101" video online. Please go to tifreports.com/tif-101-primer-intro. We're asking for a $5.00 contribution and we'll send you the password to access the full video which includes 55 action-packed slides! You can skip this step if you like and send us your payment via this PayPal link: tinyurl.com/SupportTheLab-INN. Contact us @ firstname.lastname@example.org