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Abbie Hoffman Presente

In 1982 Abbie Hoffman spoke at my college.  During his talk, I thought, I ought to be working with this guy.  Not long after that he talked about a community organizing internship at Save the River that summer.  I applied.  He wrote me back with an A+ on my application.  As the summer neared, I didn’t hear anything, so as I began to track it down.  I talked to his brother Jack who told me it was not happening.  I was graduating and didn’t have anything else to do, so I packed up my car and drove to the River.  I spent a year there gardening, organizing and earning Abbie’s respect. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of...

posted on: Jun 28, 2009 | author: organizingforpower