Creative Community Organizing

Creative Community Organizing : A Strategy Manual for Rabble-Rousers, Activists and Quiet Lovers of Justice

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With a Little Creativity, Everyday People Can Change the World If you yearn to help make the world a better place but wonder how to do it, look no further. In this unique book, legendary organizer and musician Si Kahn regales us with entertaining, funny, sad, dramatic, and inspiring tales of his work in some of the most important progressive struggles of the past fifty years the Southern civil rights movement, the Harlan County coal miners' strike, the fights to abolish prison privatization and immigrant family detention. Si addresses not just strategies and tactics but how Creative Community Organizing can prod us to learn new skills, encourage us to take risks, and transform us into practical visionaries for justice.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 17.78mm | 317.51g
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 1605094447
  • 9781605094441
  • 456,911

Review quote

"Democracy is not a gift bestowed by the powerful on the rest of us. If we want democracy "now," we have to be willing to fight for it--and we need to know how. Si Kahn's passionate new book, based on a lifetime of organizing for justice, offers hope for all of us who will not compromise the dream of democracy."--Amy Goodman, host of "Democracy Now! "and""author of "Breaking the Sound Barrier"

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About Si Kahn

Si Kahn has worked for over 40 years as a civil rights, labor and community organizer, author, and musician in the Southern United States. Si is the executive director and founder of Grassroots Leadership, a non-profit organization that advocates for several causes, including prison reform, improved immigration detention policies, and violence prevention. Si Kahn and his wife, Elizabeth Minnich, live in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Table of contents

Preface: A different kind of community organizing book Chapter 1: Making a difference Chapter 2: Democracy from the grassroots up Chapter 3: Communities: Unorganized, organized and re-organized Chapter 4: Thinking like an organizer Chapter 5: Working backwards Chapter 6: Asking the right questions Chapter 7: Persuasion and pressure Chapter 8: Patience Chapter 9: Dealing with established power Chapter 10: Community organizing in the electronic age Chapter 11: Ethics Chapter 12: Community organizing as a way of life Afterword: Shoulders

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