Organizing for Social Change: Midwest Academy Manual for Activists

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Since its first edition in 1991, Organizing for Social Change has developed a reputation as the best book in print for helping grassroots organizers enhance their effectiveness in bringing public attention to the important issues of our times. Now, ten years later and in its third edition, this indispensable manual for activists continues to provide guidelines for bringing together like-minded people, helping them to focus their energy on bringing about much-needed changes to our neighborhoods, cities, states, country, and the world.

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Organizing for social change: a manual for activists in the 1990's

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This is a compendium of powerful tools and information for grass-roots citizens' groups from leaders at the Midwest Academy, which has been training people in direct action organizing for social ... Read full review

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This is the Bible of organizing. It carries everything from how to form a social change organization to how to work with community groups. It has how to supervise organizers...I have been working in labor for 23 years. This should be mandatory education for all union staff.


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Kim Bobo is the founder and executive director of Interfaith Worker Justice and a columnist for Religion Dispatches ( She is the author of Lives Matter: A Handbook for Christian Organizing and the co-author of Organizing for Social Change, the most widely used manual on progressive activism in the country. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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