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Exercises and Exhibits. Preface. The Author. Profiles. Introduction: Community Organizing?Yesterday and Today. 1. New Realities, Integrated Strategies. 2. Organizing New Constituencies. 3. Picking the Good Fight. 4. Ready, Set, Action! 5. Leading the Way. 6. Take Back the Facts. 7. United We Stand. 8. Speaking Truth to Power. 9. Education for Engagement. Conclusion: Community Organizing?Tomorrow. Resources. References. Index.

About the Author

Rinku Sen is the publisher of ColorLines, the national quarterly magazine on race, culture, and action and the director of the New York office of the Applied Research Center. She was a codirector trainer for the Center for Third Organizing. Rinku has trained countless organizers, directed campaigns, and designed programs to advance race, gender, and class justice issues. Sponsor The Ms. Foundation for Women, a national, multi-issue, public women's fund, supports the efforts of women and girls to govern their own lives and influence the world around them. They fund and assist women's self-help organizing efforts, and pursue changes in public consciousness, law, philanthropy, and social policy. The foundation directs resources to break down barriers based on race, class, age, disability, sexual orientation and culture. The Foundation is the founder and sponsor of the annual Take Our Daughters to Work Day.


"This book offers more than simply a best practice manual for community activism and social organizing." (Feminist Academic Press Column, May 2003)

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