“Seeds of Change: The ACORN Story and the Future of Community Organizing”

John Atlas, the author of Seeds of Change: The Story of ACORN, America’s Most Controversial Antipoverty Community Organizing Group,will deliver a talk at Rutgers-Camden on Wednesday, March 27 at 6 p.m. in the faculty lounge on the third floor of Armitage Hall on the Rutgers-Camden campus.

The book has been hailed as “the definitive book on one of the most effective grass roots organizations of low income Americans.”

For more than 35 years, Atlas has been a public interest lawyer, activist, radio talk-show host, and organizer. A founder and board president of the New Jersey-based National Housing Institute/Shelterforce (NHI), a national think tank that promotes concrete strategies for affordable housing, urban revitalization, and a more robust and engaged civil society, Atlas has sustained a lifelong commitment to improving the lives of those less fortunate.

The event is co-sponsored by the Rutgers-Camden Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE) and the Urban Studies Program.

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