“He was a staunch advocate for racial and economic justice and, as such, helped to build organizations which stood for such causes,” Fletcher added. OPEIU Local 2 member Bruce Wolf first met Newell at a Creative Organizing Conference, part of the annual Great Labor Arts Exchange. “We were sitting on a bench waiting for the afternoon session, and in a short time Roger was giving me a terrific lesson on internal organizing as utilized by the Teamsters. In a matter of minutes I had learned more than any conference I ever attended.”
Roger Newell funeral arrangements, Viewing, Saturday November 29, 2014, Plymouth Congregational Church, 10 AM to 11 AM. Funeral 11:00 AM, 5301 North Capitol St. NE. Pastor, Rev. Graylan S Hagler.