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The Activists' Handbook by
Publication Date: 2012-03-08
A step-by-step handbook for citizens eager to start or get involved in grass-roots movements and beyond. Providing all essential practical tools, methods and strategies needed for a successful campaign and extensively discussing legal and ethical issues, this book empowers its readers to effectively promote their cause.
Organizing for social change : Midwest Academy manual for activists by
Call Number: Main Oversize JC328.3 .B632 2010
Publication Date: 2010
Fundamentals of direct action organizing -- Choosing an issue -- Developing a strategy -- A guide to tactics -- Organizing models -- Meetings to pressure officials (actions) -- Holdings accountability sessions -- Building and joining coalitions -- Recruiting -- Developing leadership -- Planning and facilitating meetings -- Public speaking and presentations using Power Point -- Using the media -- Online organizing -- Designing and leading a workshop -- Tactical investigations -- Working with organization boards -- Grassroots fundraising -- Working with religious organizations -- Working with local unions, central labor councils and building and construction trades councils -- Building labor-community partnerships -- Controlling your work : administrative systems -- Supervision -- Financial and legal matters -- Working for the long haul -- The breakdown of the real economy -- Songs for organizers
Nonprofits in Policy Advocacy by
Publication Date: 2020-08-02
Connects real practices of on-the-ground policy advocates with the burgeoning academic literature in policy studies. In the process, it empirically identifies six distinct policy advocacy strategies, and their accompanying tactics, used by nonprofits.
Advocacy for Social Change by
Call Number: Main Library HV41 .R68 2018
Publication Date: 2018-03-19
This book portrays how small, geographically dispersed, and progressive social change and social service organizations working within a coalition can influence national-level social policies. Based on extensive empirical research on two national organizations and their local affiliates, one focusing on affordable housing and the other working to protect lower-income communities, this book shows the ways in which professionally staffed organizations that coordinate coalitions come about, and describes their work to mobilize coalition members to lobby and advocate. Provides numerous examples of campaigns led by them on affordable housing and economic justice; campaigns that illustrate tactics that other social change organizations can emulate.
Call Number: HQ1154 .B333 2005, Main Library
Publication Date: 2005-01-12
An activism handbook that illustrates how to truly make the personal political. Grassroots is an activism handbook for social justice. Aimed at everyone from students to professionals, stay-at-home moms to artists,Grassroots answers the perennial question: What can I do?
Call Number: HQ75.6.U5 C36 2018, Main Library
Publication Date: 2018-08-28
This 21st-century activist's guide to upending mainstream ideas about race, class, and gender carves out a path to collective liberation. Offers a flexible model of what deeply effective organizing can be, anchored in the Chicago model of activism, which features long-term commitment, cultural sensitivity, creative strategizing, and multiple cross-group alliances. And Unapologetic provides a clear framework for activists committed to building transformative power, encouraging young people to see themselves as visionaries and leaders.
Indigenous Peoples Rise Up by
Call Number: Main Library GN380 .I5343 2021
Publication Date: 2021-08-13
Indigenous Peoples Rise Up: The Global Ascendency of Social Media Activism illustrates the impact of social media in expanding the nature of Indigenous communities and social movements. Social media has bridged distance, time, and nation states to mobilize Indigenous peoples to build coalitions across the globe and to stand in solidarity with one another. These movements have succeeded and gained momentum and traction precisely because of the strategic use of social media.
No Longer Outsiders by
Call Number: Main Library JK1118 .M56 2021
Publication Date: 2021-07-16
How effective are civil rights organizations in lobbying Congress? They lack the resources of wealthier business-funded lobbying groups. And yet, these groups have been able to influence Congress in order to pass legislation and pressure agencies in the service of minority communities.
Misogynoir Transformed by
Call Number: Main Library PN4565.A47 B35 2021
Publication Date: 2021-05-25
Where racism and sexism meet--an understanding of anti-Black misogyny When Moya Bailey first coined the term misogynoir, she defined it as the ways anti-Black and misogynistic representation shape broader ideas about Black women, particularly in visual culture and digital spaces. Bailey delves into her groundbreaking concept, highlighting Black women's digital resistance to anti-Black misogyny on YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr, and other platforms. At a time when Black women are depicted as more ugly, deficient, hypersexual, and unhealthy than their non-Black counterparts, Bailey explores how Black women have bravely used social-media platforms to confront misogynoir in a number of courageous--and, most importantly, effective--ways. Focusing on queer and trans Black women, she shows us the importance of carving out digital spaces, where communities are built around queer Black webshows and hashtags like #GirlsLikeUs.
Family Activism by
Publication Date: 2014-11-30
During the past ten years, legal and political changes in the United States have dramatically altered the legalization process for millions of undocumented immigrants and their families. Faced with fewer legalization options, immigrants without legal status and their supporters have organized around the concept of the family as a political subject--a political subject with its rights violated by immigration laws.
Organizing While Undocumented by
Publication Date: 2020-03-03
Undocumented immigrants in the United States who engage in social activism do so at great risk: the threat of deportation. Drawing on more than five years of research, including interviews with undocumented youth organizers, Escudero explains the impressive political success of the undocumented immigrant community. He shows how their identities as undocumented immigrants, but also as queer individuals, people of color, and women, connect their efforts to broader social justice struggles today.
NACCHO Advocacy Toolkit
Publication Date: 2019
Advocacy toolkit for public health professionals in the National Association of County & City Health Officials.