new book: "Tools for Radical Democracy: How to Organize for Power in Your Community"
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Sun Feb 24 19:29:58 CST 2008
We had lots of go-getters reading their e-mail on Sunday, so we have a
reviewer. Thanks for all the interest.
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> [ed: congratulations to Joan and Paul on the release of their book. They
> have offered to send a free copy to someone who will review the book for
> COMM-ORG. Please contact me at randy at comm-org.wisc.edu if you are
> From: joanminieri at aol.com
> Greetings…We wanted to let you know about our new book, Tools for
> Radical Democracy: How to Organize for Power in Your Community
> (Jossey-Bass, July 2007). The book is a tool not only for community
> organizers and leaders, but is being used in university settings by
> professors teaching organizing, advocacy, and policymaking. It’s for
> students and others who are interested in social change or engaged in
> progressive activism, as well as for consultants helping organizations
> address social and political issues.
> Tools for Radical Democracy explains in straightforward language how to
> engage people in the political process and run campaigns that achieve
> concrete results. Throughout the book, we tell the story of Community
> Voices Heard (CVH) - the award-winning economic justice organization in
> New York City that we co-founded with the late Gail Aska. We provide
> worksheets and training exercises readers can use in their own efforts.
> We have received enthusiastic feedback about the book’s thoroughness and
> accessibility. Writing in the New York Amsterdam News, Zita Allen called
> it, “…an easy-to-understand how-to guide for building community power.
> Tools For Radical Democracy, is an asset in the toolkit of change agents
> everywhere.” Nat Williams, Executive Director of the Hill Snowdon
> Foundation has commented, “This book is ‘the secret’ for building
> collective power for long-term social change.”
> The book is available for purchase through our website
> (www.toolsforradicaldemocracy.com); through major booksellers; from
> local, independent bookstores; or at bulk-rates from the publisher
> (specialsales at wiley.com).
> Thanks very much and of course, we welcome your feedback!!
> Joan Minieri and Paul Getsos
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