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We make change : community organizers talk about what they do - and why

Author: Kristin Layng Szakos; Joe Szakos
Publisher: Nashville Vanderbilt University Press 2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Community organizers work at their jobs because they are passionate, they believe that change is possible, and they enjoy working with people. This book explores the world of community organizing  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kristin Layng Szakos; Joe Szakos
ISBN: 9780826515544 0826515541 9780826515551 082651555X
OCLC Number: 836381542
Description: xxi, 263 p ill 26 cm
Contents: WHAT IS COMMUNITY ORGANIZING?; Profile: Brian Johns - A Day in the Life of a New Organizer Profile: Don Elmer - 35 Years and Going Strong; WHERE ORGANIZERS COME FROM: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES; Profile: Teresa Erickson - Organizing in the West; HOW I STARTED ORGANIZING; Profile: Nicholas Graber-Grace - Organizing with ACORN in Florida; Profile: Kelly (Corley) Pokharel - Just Starting Out; WHY ORGANIZE?; Profile: Rhonda Anderson - Organizing for Environmental Justice; WHAT MAKES A GOOD ORGANIZER?; Profile: Vivian Chang - Bridging Cultures; CHANGING LIVES WHILE MAKING CHANGE; Profile: Guillermo Quinteros - Urban Organizing in the Northeast; Profile: Jana Adams - Faith in the City; Profile: Scott Douglas - Organizing in the South; ACHIEVEMENTS AND VICTORIES; Profile: Dave Mann - Consulting (Life After Organizing); DISAPPOINTMENTS ARE INEVITABLE; Profile: Jerome Scott - Educating a Movement; ADVICE TO ASPIRING ORGANIZERS; Profile: Abigail Singer - A Young Organizer in Appalachia; Profile: Dave Beckwith - Funding Community Organizing; WHAT ORGANIZERS READ AND WATCH; WHERE ORGANIZERS WORK; WHAT THEY'RE DOING NOW.
Responsibility: Kristin Layng Szakos and Joe Szakos ; with an introduction by Harry C. Boyte
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Looking for a rewarding, meaningful career? In We Make Change, community organizers tell their own stories about one of the most adventurous careers available--grassroots organizing for social Read more...

 
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