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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:   eBook : Document : 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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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kristin Layng Szakos; Joe Szakos
ISBN: 9780826592248 0826592244
OCLC Number: 955607238
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 263 p.) : il
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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"New organizers will appreciate the candor that veterans share about the difficulty of spending a lifetime organizing for change; veterans will find relief in the hopefulness that fuels the young Read more...

 
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