As a community organizer, I came to Storrs to meet others committed to feminist education in the community. At the same time I hoped to learn from the research and reflections of feminist sisters who teach in college programs and in our public school system....
Films offer a vehicle for community education. In "Fundi" I viewed the story of Ella Baker, a Black woman organizer who has been influential in civil rights struggles since the 1920s. Funded by a variety of sources described in one of the Convention workshops, this documentary can be used as an educational tool to stimulate discussion of organizing techniques and leadership roles at the grassroots level.