Jim Reed

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Jim Reed

New American Movement 10th convention

In 1981 Jim Reed, Christians for Socialism and Tom Stabnicki led a workshop entitled Christianity and Social Change at the 10th Convention of the New American Movement. The convention was held in a union headquarters in Chicago and ran from July 29 - August 2, 1981.[1]

Progressive Chicago

A Progressive Chicago report to Keith Kelleher, dated October 27, 1993 listed several more contacts and potential members of the organization.

It stated that Alderman Joe Moore had agreed to participate and that State senator Alice Palmer was interested and was awaiting a call from Peter McClennon.

Members had been allocated people to contact;

Others targeted for contact, but not assigned, included Clem Balanoff, Sue Purrington of NOW, Jane Ramsey at JCUA, Erlean Collins, Westside Black elected officials and PUSH, TWO and Joe Gardner's Project Hope.[2]


  1. NAM 10th Convention Agenda, July 29, 1981
  2. Progressive chicago report to K Kelleher October 27, 1993