Organizing for Action — a Workshop with Si Kahn


Because of the impending storm and Si’s need to catch a plane right after the workshop, he regretfully has had to cancel. He has promised to reschedule the workshop to a date in August, when we expect the better weather will enable us to share the benefit of his years of organizing experience.

Tuesday, March 14 at 9:00 am

The morning after his benefit concert honoring fellow organizer Chet Briggs, as a benefit for the Old Labor Hall, Si Kahn will lead a conversation about organizing for action in your community.

Si Kahn singing to protect Bristol Bay, Alaska, from strip mining
Si Kahn singing to protect Bristol Bay, Alaska, from strip mining

Si Kahn has been organizing for action for over 50 years. In the tradition of Joe Hill and Pete Seeger, he has used his music to support his activism.  He began organizing with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the South in 1965 and spent most of his life working to empower ordinary working people in that part of the country.

In 2009, the organization that he founded Grassroots Leadership, won a signal victory in its Campaign to End Immigrant Family Detention, which unfortunately is about to be reversed by the present administration.

Since his retirement in 2010, Si has been actively involve in the campaign to prevent the Pebble Mine strip mine that would destroy the pristine Bristol Bay area of Alaska.

Si has written the book on community organizing (several of them in fact). His latest book is Creative Community Organizing: A Guide for Rabble-Rousers, Activists, and Quiet Lovers of Justice, which was launched at a party with Pete Seeger. (Check out the video.)

This workshop is free and open to the public. (Of course, a donation in support of the Old Labor Hall is always accepted with delight.)

No reservation is required. For more information:

  • email
  • call (802) 479–5600
  • text (802) 331-0013