Community Organizing: A Holistic Approach

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In this engaging and passionate guide, a longtime community organizer offers important insights and concrete tools for social justice action at the community level. The discussion addresses the current frustrations of Canadian activists who feel unable to effect change in the global economic system, overwhelmed by the number and complexity of issues and too often unaware or dismissive of other activists' efforts. Acknowledging the resultant fragmentation of social forces for justice and the environment as well as the empowerment of the economic elite, this argument contends that most attempts at change and community-building fail because people are unable to cooperate. The examination starts at the community level, offering strategies for building movements, asserting democratic political power, and creating organizations based on dignity and respect.