Becoming Effective Allies

Jacqui James and Barbara Deck are leading a two session workshop on Becoming Effective Allies. The first session is next Sunday, November 4, 12 – 1:30 pm, in the Alliance Rom. The second session will be two weeks later on November 18, same time, same place.  It will be terrific, so sign up by letting us know your intentions (just reply to Barbara or Jacqui) asap.
And in the meantime, here’s our opening poem by Marge Piercy:

Alone, you can fight,

You can refuse, you can

Take revenge you can

But they roll over you.


But two people fighting

Back to back can cut through

A mob, a snake-dancing file

Can break a cordon, an army

Can meet an army.


Two people can keep each other

Sane, can give support, conviction,

Love, massage, hope, sex.

Three people are a delegation,

A committee, a wedge.  With four

You can play bridge and start

An organization. With six

You can rent a whole house,

Eat pie for dinner with no

Seconds and hold a fund-raising party.

A dozen make a demonstration.

A hundred fill a hall.

A thousand have solidarity and your own newsletter;

Ten thousand, power and your own paper;

A hundred thousand, your own media;

Ten million, your own country.


It goes on one at a time,

It starts when you care

To act; it starts when you do

It again and they said no,

It starts when you say We

And know who you mean, and each

Day you mean one more.                       ~Marge Piercy   The Low Road