Community Organizing: Mobilizing for Health at the Grassroots Level
This webinar will feature guest presenters, Edwin Argueta and Natalia Berthet Garcia, Organizers with Massachusetts Jobs with Justice. They are from Everett, MA, a 2015 RWJF Culture of Health Prize winning community that is facing rapid demographic changes, including a growing population of foreign-born residents. They will share principles of community organizing that have guided their work in the areas of education reform, economic justice, and political empowerment. Specifically, they will discuss how they are working with the One Everett coalition which recognizes that a living wage is the foundation for a healthy life, and strategies they are using to win changes for low income workers.