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ERIC Number: ED510283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun-19
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Tell Them We Are Rising: An Ethnographic Study of the Obama Family Network of Jacksonville, Florida
Fluellen, Jerry E., Jr.
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On the weekend of December 13, 2008, 4,000 House Meetings in our nation convened to plan service events. In Jacksonville, Florida, four such House Meetings were held. Of the four, two became official links in Organizing for America, President Obama's grassroots organization. Of the two, one strove to become a learning organization. At the heart of The Obama Family Network of Jacksonville, Florida (OFN-JAX), is an example of education outside of school. This network of Jacksonville leaders engaged systematic workshops embedded in monthly House Meetings to learn Peter Senge's fifth discipline framework for learning organizations. Also, the organization created teams to carry out strategic actions guided by a shared vision. Thus, this ethnographic story tells how a group of 2008 campaign volunteers for President Obama transformed into people preparing for the 2012 presidential campaign. (Contains 2 figures.)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida