On today’s program, Vince speaks to one of the best organizers in Chicago, who also happens to be one of Vince’s best friends – Roberto Jesus, otherwise known as “Joliet Jake,” will be joining us for the hour. The conversation covers the anti-globalization movements of the 1990s, WTO protests, antiwar activism under Bush, Wisconsin, Occupy, Obama, and community organizing. This podcast is an excellent educational tool for organizing, especially for those who are just starting their political journey.
Roberto Clack is a community and labor organizer who lives in Chicago. Roberto was the primary organizer for Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) – Chicago, from 2007-2013. He’s a former organizer with the Metropolitan Tenants Organization (MTO) and the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC). He is currently the co-coordinator of the 25th Ward Independent Political Organization (IPO), which is located in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.