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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.
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Community organizers work at their jobs because they are passionate, because they believe that change is possible, and because they enjoy working with people. Although it's not an occupation that leads to great wealth, community organizers can make a living at it. They get salaries, pensions and health insurance. They raise families. They do well by doing good. This book explores the world of community organizing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Cas, Études de
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Szakos, Kristin Layng.
We make change.
Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006030887
(OCoLC)71552258
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kristin Layng Szakos; Joe Szakos
ISBN: 9780826592248 0826592244
OCLC Number: 848921324
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 263 pages) : illustrations
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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