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Tony Romano has been organizing for 22 years. He is a veteran union organizer and a co-founder of the Miami Workers Center. He is a native of Georgia and began organizing in 1993 with the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers and UNITE. He was schooled in politics and organizing as an English teacher in South Africa during the struggle against apartheid. He led a major labor/civil rights campaign against the Kmart corporation in Greensboro, North Carolina and arrived in Florida in 1996 to join an effort to unionize area nursing home workers. In 1999, Romano co-founded the Miami Workers Center. He guided campaigns that prevented the demolition of over 2000 affordable homes and generated $17 million in housing and childcare funds for low-income families. He served as a lead on the RTC Housing work group that facilitated a participatory grassroots process that produced a national research report, We Call These Projects Home. In 2011, Tony joined the staff of Right to the City Alliance in 2011 as Organizing Director.[1]

Miami comrades

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Sarai Portillo November 2005;

My first pininos organizing a community event centuries ago almost 9 years ago... after meeting rent - tired but happy of the outcome... how time flies...
— with Sushma Sh, Tony Romano, Joseph Phelan, Cindy Wiesner and Gihan Perera in Miami, Florida.

Right to the City

Right to the City is associated with the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

As of 2015;[2]

Ear to the Ground Project

Ear to the Ground Project;

We would like to express our deep respect and appreciation for everyone who took the time to talk with us, and the organizations that generously hosted us during our travels. Interviews were confidential, but the following people have agreed to have their names listed for this publication:

Most of those listed were connected to Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

Tony Romano was among those on the list. [3]

Power and Protagonism

Steve Williams September 18, 2015:

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Who says 'protagonism' isn't a word? Marta Harnecker says, 'Sometimes we need new words to describe new actions.' Honored to be soaking up the wisdom of Marta Harnecker and Michael Lebowitz in a room full of hungry and skilled organizers and activists. — with Thomas Assefa, Ilana Berger, Ben Morse, Harmony Goldberg, Randy Jackson, Tony Romano, Jee Kim, Kitzia Esteva, Helena Wong, Matt Howard, Jodeen Olguin-Tayler and Kate Kanelstein at Verso Books.

Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing

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Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing, was a nationwide conference call organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Sunday October 30, 2016.

What's the nature of this right-wing threat? What has this election cycle changed about the political terrain we're fighting on? How do we need to prepare for whats coming after the election? Hear about these crucial questions from our panel of top political strategists, including Nelini Stamp, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Linda Burnham, and Sendolo Diaminah.

Those invited, on Facebook included Tony Romano.[4]

Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward

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Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward was a phone in webinar organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization in the wake of the 2016 election.

Now what? We’re all asking ourselves that question in the wake of Trump’s victory. We’ve got urgent strategizing and work to do, together. Join Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson of the Movement for Black Lives and Freedom Road, Calvin Cheung-Miaw, Jodeen Olguin-Taylor of Mijente and WFP, Joe Schwartz of the Democratic Socialists of America, and Sendolo Diaminah of Freedom Road for a discussion of what happened, and what we should be doing to build mass defiance. And above all, how do we build the Left in this, which we know is the only solution to the crises we face?

This event will take place Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central/6pm Pacific.

Those invited, on Facebook included Tony Romano.[5]

10 year celebrations

Right to the City Alliance September 25, 2017

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With Dawn Phillips, Carla De Paz, Leticia Arce, Gilda Haas, Robbie Clark, Maria Poblet, Alma Blackwell, Tony Samara, Camilo Sol Zamora, Tony Romano and Vanessa Moses.

RTTC comrades

Mark Swier June 5, 2017 ·

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AYO Come celebrate #RTC10 with the Right to the City Alliance party freaks on June 23!! Go here: bit.ly/RTC10Tix — with Mike Dennis, Gilda Haas, Camilo Sol Zamora, Cynthia Strathmann, Tony Romano, Dawn Phillips, Sacajawea Hall and Darnell Johnson.

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