Community Organizing

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Voice is a critical leverage point to change a complex human system, especially the system the interacting agents that do or do not lead to the health and wellbeing of any community.

Marshal Ganz has a useful perspective on community organizing that has evolved from his experience in the civil rights movement in the US, the farm worker’s organizing in California and political campaign organizing–Pelosi and Obama’s campaigns.

TOPIC 1: What is organizing: leadership, community, and power

TOPIC 2: The “role” of leadership and leadership development in organizing

TOPIC 3: The “role” of relationship-building in building a foundation for organizing

TOPIC 4: “Why” we organize: values, identity, and narrative in motivating participation

TOPIC 5: “How” we organize: strategizing to transform resources into the power to achieve purpose

TOPIC 6: Action: how organizers change the world

TOPIC 7: Summing up: If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am for myself alone, what am I? If not now, when?

Ganz’ Trainers Workshop