National Divestment Leader to Present on March 2nd
The next general meeting will be a special presentation and discussion:
“The Campaign to Unload:
the Divestment Strategy within the Gun Sense Movement”
featuring Aaron Black of the Campaign to Unload
Monday, March 2nd
Springfield Friends Meeting/Peace Center of Del. Co.
1001 Old Sproul Road, Springfield PA 19064
The Campaign to Unload was formed to provide national leadership and coordination to rising demands to remove public and private investments from gun profiteers after Sandy Hook.
Delco United’s divestment work has focused on asking local municipalities to remove taxpayer funded public employee pension funds from companies that manufacture and sell assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines on the commercial market. Aaron’s talk will put this work in context and illuminate how a grassroots movement to remove the economic underpinnings of the irresponsible gun industry can lead to significant reform.
Aaron Black serves as the Co-Founder and Strategic Advisor to Campaign to Unload. Aaron Black’s ability to mobilize people and build coalitions around a singular issue is unique. In 2011, Mr. Black worked with a small group of activists and organized the game changing tactic that became known as Occupy Wall Street.
During the 2012 Presidential campaign, he was a rapid response coordinator and spokesperson coordinating with the Democratic National Committee, and for Americans United For Change. That same year he started Money Out Voters In, which is a national coalition pushing for campaign finance reform with chapters in numerous locations around the country.
Prior to his work in civic activism and organizing, Mr. Black worked as an independent, award-winning photographer. His photography primarily focused on the effects of economic and income inequality to highlight issues often ignored in the national conversation. He also did photo shoots with high profile celebrities and national political figures such as Radiohead, Outkast, and the Rolling Stones. He currently divides his time between New York City and Washington, DC.