Eye Weekly on Local Motion
'The lessons of ... almost any successful movement in history ... is that elected officials, if they have any role to play at all in social change, are generally involved at the end of a long process. Until then, groups of citizens work to do things. That is how the food bank network was built, how our prostitution laws were struck down, how the Spadina Expressway was killed. Change doesn’t begin at City Hall. Sometimes it ends at City Hall. Sometimes it bypasses City Hall altogether.'
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