The Department of Sociology presents the annual Geller Lecture, “Organizing for Health Care Reform: How Universal Health Care Happened in Massachusetts, and What it Means for Ohio and the Nation in 2012,″ with Ari Lipman. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at 7 p.m. in Donahue Auditorium.
Ari Lipman is the executive director of the Ohio Industrial Areas Foundation and the founding lead organizer of Greater Cleveland Congregations. He was the founding Lead Organizer of Faith Vote Columbus, a non-partisan voter mobilization organization affiliated with the Ohio IAF, which ran the largest independent non-partisan voter mobilization effort in Ohio in 2008. Ari worked previously for the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, where he was part of a team of religious leaders that created a historic health care reform law that has since provided health insurance coverage for over 500,000 Massachusetts residents.