query: leaders to organizers

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Fri Sep 19 19:44:24 CDT 2003

[ed:  Shannah offers a perspective on the organizers-leaders 

From: "Shannah Kurland" <shannah_k at hotmail.com>

I'm having a hard time hearing about community organizing from a 
perspective where staff (i.e. paid) organizers are generally from 
outside the community that's organizing, and then I remembered 
that is the norm in many organizations. Maybe folks interested in 
this should ask some of the hundreds of organizing groups whose 
paid staff is primarily made up of people within the constituency 
and/or people who have been members.  

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