Each month, we gather to hear from a guest speaker and to engage in dialogue about the issues facing Nevada women and families.
This month’s speaker is Mike Thornton.
Mike Thornton is the, new, Executive Director of ACTIONN (Acting in Community Together in Organizing Northern Nevada). Mike has returned to Reno to take the helm at ACTIONN, bringing with him a broad range of experience working in the fields of, community organizing, journalism, administration and chemical dependency counseling. Since 2009, ACTIONN has trained 600 grassroots community leaders from 43 area religious congregations and represents 40,000 families in Northern Nevada. In addition to updating us about the progress of the Minimum Wage Ballot Initiative, Mike will be discussing ACTIONN’s work in the areas of: Jobs, Education, Social and Racial Justice as well as Immigration.