Past Event

Chicago History Author Series: Discussion: 'The Development of Alinsky-Style Organizing in Chicago,' with Professor Kristin Gera

What is organizing? More specifically, what is broad based community organizing? On October 19th, Kristin Geraty, Assistant Professor of Sociology at North Central College will speak about organizing as viewed by Saul Alinsky.

Alinsky is an American community organizer and writer and is generally considered to be the founder of modern community organizing. He is often noted for his book Rules for Radicals. Geraty’s talk will leave you wanting to make a change in your own community.

The talks will begin at 4pm in the Baggage room of the Lisle Depot located on the grounds of the Museums at Lisle Station Park. Seating is on a first come basis and there is no registration required.

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors we will be raffling off a copy of each book at the end of each author’s presentation and we will also have refreshments.

This event is free and open to the public. However, reservations are recommended and can be made at (630)-968-0499. Donations are appreciated. The museum is located at 921 School St., Lisle, IL 60532. Feel free to contact us with questions, (630)968-0499 or

Our fourth series is presented by the Museums at Lisle Station Park and the Lisle Park District and supported by the Lisle Library District, History Press, Chicago Elevated, Lisle Heritage Society, and Chicago Detours. I would like to thank all of our sponsors for making this event possible. Visit for more information.