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ERIC Number: EJ1017295
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8475
Building Better Relationships for Better Organizing
Gecan, Michael
Thought & Action, v29 p27-34 Fall 2013
As the co-director of the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), a network founded by Saul Alinsky in 1940 that partners with faith and community-based organizations to improve local leadership and citizen-led action, the author has witnessed how power organizing can work. In the first few months of 2013, the author had been privileged to be part of a number of actions that would have seemed almost unimaginable 10 or 20 or 30 years ago. A few of those actions are described in this article. The article also describes four core habits of power organizing that are described in his book "Going Public: An Organizer's Guide to Citizen Action": (1) the habit of relating; (2) the habit of organization; (3) the habit of action; and (4) the habit of reflection.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Maryland; New York; Wisconsin
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