CTWO Executive Director featured in Organizing Institute’s Video

“Come organize with us. You’ll get friends, you’ll get family, and you will live to be 100. Guaranteed.”

– Faron McLurkin, Executive Director, Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO)

Check out this video documenting workers organizing for higher wages and better working conditions across the country. The video was shown at the first annual National Organizers Workshop sponsored by the AFL-CIO’s Organizing Institute on March 6-7, 2015. Over 400 of the country’s best organizers from community organizations and labor unions gathered for this historic 2-day event. CTWO organizers and MAAP graduates received scholarships to attend the conference and our executive director, Faron McLurkin, facilitated a workshop “Organizing for Racial Justice” and was featured in the video shown at the conference. View pictures of our MAAP graduates and CTWO staff at the conference below and check out clips of Faron’s interview in the video at minute 2:29, 6:27, and 7:17.

Faron facilitating a workshop “Organizing for Racial Justice” to a packed house at the AFL-CIO National Organizers Workshop.


CTWO staff and MAAP alums attend the AFL-CIO National Organizers Workshop







Calling all MAAP Alums! Complete online survey by Friday, March 27

For years I’ve wished there was a comprehensive study of the impact of the Center for Third World Organizing’s Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program. And now Lynn Roberts is doing one! MAAP alums please take the survey – 45 minutes, you get a $20 bookstore certificate.  – Rinku Sen, President & Publisher, Race Forward, Colorlines.com

Calling all MAAP Alums to complete a CUNY survey of the impact of MAAP on civic and political engagement by Friday, March 27!

Click here for the survey

Lynn Roberts, Assistant Professor, CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College and Roderick Watts, Professor in the Hunter College School of Social Work are conducting a research study titled “Predicting Future Civic and Political Engagement from the Experiences of High School and College Students.” The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between early life experiences, participation in activism training or a college course in community organizing, and sustained civic and political engagement. The results of this study may inform identity development in activists and provide new insights for the education and training of future activists and practitioners. You will have the opportunity to reflect on your experiences and commitments to civic and political engagement. This might provide valuable insights that will be helpful in your future life and career development.

For your participation in this study you will receive a $20 bookstore gift certificate that will be redeemable on-line after completion of the survey. If you have any questions or would prefer to complete the survey off-line, contact Dr. Lynn Roberts at (212) 396-7742 or lroberts@hunter.cuny.edu

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