by Bob Roman
Those of you who knew Mark have probably heard he has passed away. For those who did not, Mark Weinberg had been a DSA member and a member of the Chicago DSA Executive Committee. He was elected Co-Chair in 1998, but honestly, the position did not suit him. In 2000, he became our Political Education Officer and he remained so until 2006 when his chronic illness became debilitating.
As Political Education Officer, Mark made reviving the Open University of the Left (OUL) one of his main priorities, but he also made sure that Chicago DSA received some benefit from the project. He was also involved in other Chicago DSA projects, including our annual dinner, anti-war work, labor support, and opposition to the USA PATRIOT Act.
Mark wanted to make a revolution. I hope he has because now it’s up to us.