Comment 77649

By Borrelli (registered) | Posted May 31, 2012 at 10:15:59 in reply to Comment 77645

Good points, Anonymous. I think the greatest challenge right now in terms of mobilizing residents of the core is biographical availability. There's certainly an 80/20 situation going on wrt activism in Hamilton, in that most of the action appears to be driven by a small group of committed activists.

But there are only so many hours in the day, and for young people raising families, its even more challenging to carve out some time to "walk the talk" as you state.

The amazing protests going on in Montreal are being carried out by a large group of students with more time and energy than someone like me, who is trying to carve out a balance between work, voluntarism, and family.

What we need now is more local organizing, and getting others to help carry the load. As the very wise Undustrial has mentioned:

"Mass action" starts at home. Talk to your friends and neighbours...

And what better way to meet your neighbours than to join your local neighbourhood association or the Hamilton Civic League, or any other host of small groups that need volunteers. Once the networks are strong, it makes broad action more attainable.

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