[COMM-ORG] New book: Introducing Power in Coalition: strategies for strong unions and social change

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Wed Aug 18 16:39:12 CDT 2010

  [ed: congrats to Amanda on the new book.]

Amanda Tattersall <amandatattersall at gmail.com>
Wed, 18 Aug 2010 11:41:17 +1000
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Dear all

Just wanting to introduce my new book on building coalitions between 
unions and community organisations. It is being released in August, and 
there are launches across the US and Canada (and later in Australia, and 
later still - next year - in the UK). Details below:

Coalitions can be important tools for social change and union 
revitalization. What makes them successful? What causes them to fail? 
Union and community organizer Amanda Tattersall examines successful 
coalitions between unions and community organizations in three 
countries: the public education coalition in Sydney, Toronto’s Ontario 
Health Coalition fighting to save universal health care, and Chicago’s 
living wage campaign run by the Grassroots Collaborative. She explores 
when and how coalitions can be a powerful strategy for social change, 
organizational development and union renewal.

For more about the book or to buy the book visit www.powerincoalition.com

Information about US and Canadian book launches: August and September 2010

Amanda Tattersall is traveling to the US and Canada to launch Power in 
Coalition in August 2010. Launch details are:

Washington DC: Wed 25 August
Noon to 1:30, AFL-CIO Offices, Presidents Room First Floor, 815 16th St, 
NW Washington DC 2006

New York City: Fri 27 August
1pm, co-sponsored by Metro IAF & Civil Service Employees Association

Chicago: Wed 1 September
5:30pm – 7:30pm, sponsored by Grassroots Collaborative (celebrating 
their 10 year anniversary)
Grace Place, 637 South Dearborn Street, Chicago

Minnesota: Thursday 2 September
7 for 7:30pm, Common Good Bookstore, 165 Western Avenue North, Saint 
Paul, MN, sponsored by Wellstone Action+ TakeAction Minnesota + 
Minnesota AFL-CIO + Metro State Social Science Department + Blue-Green 
Alliance + University of Minnesota Labor Education Service

Toronto: Tuesday 7 September
7 for 7:30, Paupers Pub, second floor lounge, corner of Bloor and 
Lippencott St (near Bathurst), sponsored by Ontario Health Coalition.

Vancouver: Thursday 9 September
7pm start, Room 7000, Harbour Centre Campus, Simon Fraser University, 
515 West Hastings, sponsored by Metro Vancouver Alliance.

Seattle: Saturday 11 September
1pm. Elliott Bay Bookshop, 1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle WA 98122, 
sponsored by Sound Alliance.

Amanda Tattersall is an Australian community organizer and a researcher. 
She is currently the founder and Director of the Sydney Alliance, a 
diverse coalition of unions, community organizations and religious 
organizations. She has been a community and union organizer, and is 
currently an elected official (Deputy Assisitant Secretary) with Unions 
NSW, the central labor council in Sydney NSW representing 600 000 workers.

For media enquires please contact natasha at wingermarketing.com, to 
contact the author email amandatattersall at gmail.com.

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