new book: "Tools for Radical Democracy: How to Organize for Power in Your Community"

Discussion list for COMM-ORG colist at
Sun Feb 24 19:29:58 CST 2008

Hi all.

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 if you are 
> interested.]
> From: joanminieri at
> 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 
> (; through major booksellers; from 
> local, independent bookstores; or at bulk-rates from the publisher 
> (specialsales at
> Thanks very much and of course, we welcome your feedback!!
> Joan Minieri and Paul Getsos
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