In the 1980s and 90s, I began to reach out to community, labor, and environmental groups where grassroots people struggled to make a difference with the written word. In Boston I helped plan an annual Management and Community Development Institute, where non-profit leaders from all over the country gathered to study popular education, Community Land Trusts, undoing racism, and writing for social change. I found myself offering workshops as far away as South Africa and Ethiopia, often set up by friends who had been in my classes at MIT, Tufts, or this Institute. Some of those same friends—experienced community organizers long before I met them—are now teaching the power and liberation of writing to grassroots people in their home countries. Shamim Meer, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, teaches workshops all over the country that have published their own books. Also based in Johannesburg, Bobby Marie offers trainings, where writing is tied to organizing.