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February 26 - March 1, 2015 

Grassroots Organizing

Project Planning


Intro, Mission & Goals

Objectives

Other Highlights

Grassroots Organizing - Development & Theory

Downloadable PDFs

Websites

Books

  • Reveille for Radicals (1946). 2nd edition 1969, Vintage Books
    Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals (1971)
    (1946). 2nd edition 1969, Vintage Books (1971) by Saul D. Alinsky
  • Roots for Radicals: Organizing for Power, Action, and Justice (Continuum International Publishing Group, 2003) by Ed Chambers
  • Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Organization, and Strategy in the California Farm Worker Movement. Oxford University Press, 2009 by Marshall Ganz
  • You Can't Be Neutral On A Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times (1994) by Howard Zinn
  • Roots for Radicals: Organizing for Power, Action, and Justice. Continuum International Publishing Group, 2003 & The Power of Relational Action. ACTA Publications, 2009 by Ed Chambers
  • Don't Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate--The Essential Guide for Progressives (2001). Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 2004 by George Lakoff
  • Organizing for Social Change: Midwest Academy Manual for Activists. The Forum Press, 2001 by Kim Bobo, Jackie Kendall, Steve Max
  • Stir It Up: Lessons in Community Organizing and Advocacy by Rinku Sen
  • The Activist Cookbook: Creative Actions for a Fair Economy by Andrew Boyd

Team Leadership

Smridhi Mahajan
Smridhi Mahajan
Grassroots Organizing Chair
Cheri Dijamco
Cheri Ann Dijamco
Social Media Coordinator
Hari Ayyar
Hari
Ayyar

Outreach Coordinator

Activism Toolbox

toolkitYour Guide to Grassroots Action
Find comprehensive resources for organizing and executing a strategic campaign with these step-by-step guides to organizing around an issue, creating influential and effective lobbying materials, and getting the message out to those who will effect change. Included are tactics you will need for targeting the media, Congress, state legislators or even fellow students.

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