College of Complexes                  1st meeting on January 6, 1951

January 8
America Walks / Pedestrian Advocacy
Meetings # 3,648 - Ian Thomas, PhD, State and Local Program Director
​America Walks is leading the way in advancing walkable, equitable, connected, and accessible places in every community across the U.S. We are the national voice for public spaces that allow people to safely walk and move. At the regional, state, and neighborhood levels, America walks provides critical strategic support, training, and technical assistance to partner organizations and individuals to effectively advocate for change.
January 29
Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) 
The Fair Food Program, Anti-Slavery Campaign, Boycott Wendy’s
Meetings # 3,651
​The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) is a worker-based human rights organization internationally recognized for its achievements in fighting human trafficking and gender-based violence at work. The CIW is also recognized for pioneering the design and development of the Worker-driven Social Responsibility paradigm, a worker-led, market-enforced approach to the protection of human rights in corporate supply chains.

Built on a foundation of farmworker community organizing starting in 1993, and reinforced with the creation of a national consumer network since 2000, CIW’s work has steadily grown over more than twenty years to encompass broad and overlapping spheres.  https://ciw-online.org/
January 22
Just Strategy / Alliance for a Just Society
National Campaign for Transit Justice
Meeting # 3,650 - Libero Della Piana, Senior Strategist and LeeAnn Hall
Founded by LeeAnn Hall in 1993, AJS began as the Northwest Federation of Community Organizations (NWFCO). They advanced racial justice and multiracial organizing in rural and conservative communities. In 2003, this network expanded nationally and changed its name to Alliance for a Just Society. Our network played a pivotal role in the national campaign to win the Affordable Care Act. https://www.allianceforajustsociety.org/ 

Transformational change requires strategic organizing
The Alliance for a Just Society builds powerful issue campaigns that win.
We educate organizers and movement leaders.
We help develop effective strategies for racial and economic justice movements.
We create innovative organizing projects.
We partner with organizations to build people’s power.

The Alliance for a Just Society launched the National Campaign for Transit Justice in response to the emergency faced by public transit systems around the country. The pandemic and the resulting economic crisis pushed public transit around the country to the edge of disaster.
We and the broad coalition of over 60 transit rider organizations, national advocates, and transit unions have helped win $69 billion in federal support from Congress to avoid fare hikes, service cuts, and shutdowns.
Now the campaign is working to transform transportation priorities and ensure public transit drives the future of the economy. Our transit work is guided by concern for equity, the climate and our transit justice principles.
https://www.allianceforajustsociety.org/campaigns/transit-justice/ 
January 15
Dank Libertarian Meme Stash
Meetings # 3,649
Justin Tucker, Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Illinois,
rings in the New Year with a slideshow of the dankest libertarian-themed memes shared on social media. He will demonstrate how humor is a fun way to spread the message of liberty and show appreciation for dank memes as an art form. From thoughtful quotes to Leonardo DiCaprio, these dank memes will provoke thoughts and laughs. There will also be an update on the Libertarian Party of Illinois as we enter the 2022 election cycle. Trigger Warning: excessive dank. Rated PG-13.
About the Libertarian Party:
We, the members of the Libertarian Party, challenge the cult of the
omnipotent state and defend the rights of the individual.

We hold that all individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion
over their own lives, and have the right to live in whatever manner they choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the equal right
of others to live in whatever manner they choose.

Governments throughout history have regularly operated on the 
opposite principle, that the State has the right to dispose of the lives of
individuals and the fruits of their labor. Even within the United States, all political parties other than our own grant to government the right to regulate the lives of individuals and seize the fruits of their labor without their consent.


We, on the contrary, deny the right of any government to do these things, and hold that where governments exist, they must not violate the rights of any individual: namely, (1) the right to life — accordingly we support the prohibition of the initiation of physical force against
others; (2) the right to liberty of speech and action — accordingly we oppose all attempts by government to abridge the freedom of speech and press, as well as government censorship in any form; and (3) the right
to property — accordingly we oppose all government interference with private property, such as confiscation, nationalization, and eminent domain, and support the prohibition of robbery, trespass, fraud, and
misrepresentation.

Since governments, when instituted, must not violate individual rights, we oppose all interference by government in the areas of voluntary and contractual relations among individuals. People should not be forced to sacrifice their lives and property for the benefit of others. They should be left free by government to deal with one another as free
traders; and the resultant economic system, the only one compatible with the protection of individual rights, is the free market.