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Playbook for Progressives: 16 Qualities of the Successful Organizer

Playbook for Progressives Qualities of the Successful Organizer An organizing manifesto for the twenty first century Playbook for Progressives is a must have for the activist s tool kit This comprehensive guide articulates pragmatically what is required in the of

An organizing manifesto for the twenty first century, Playbook for Progressives is a must have for the activist s tool kit This comprehensive guide articulates pragmatically what is required in the often mystifying and rarely explained on the ground practice of organizing Here, Eric Mann distills lessons he learned from over forty years as an organizer, as well as from oAn organizing manifesto for the twenty first century, Playbook for Progressives is a must have for the activist s tool kit This comprehensive guide articulates pragmatically what is required in the often mystifying and rarely explained on the ground practice of organizing Here, Eric Mann distills lessons he learned from over forty years as an organizer, as well as from other organizers within the civil rights, labor, LGBT, economic justice, and environmental movements.

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About Author

  1. Eric Mann says:
    Eric Mann is director of the Los Angeles based Labor Community Strategy Center and cofounder of the Bus Riders Union He is the author of six books and has worked extensively with many organizations, including the Congress of Racial Equality, Students for a Democratic Society, and the United Auto Workers He lives in Los Angeles.

Comment 238 on “Playbook for Progressives: 16 Qualities of the Successful Organizer

  1. Bob Simpson says:
    Eric Mann has been an organizer since the 1960 s I read about him back in my Students for a Democratic Society SDS days He s been a community organizer and labor organizer and was one of the founders of the LA Bus Riders Union He draws upon his deep and wide experience and the many human contacts he has made over the years to give us a point by point guide to successfully Fight the Power.Mann knows we are in a marathon, not a sprint and that it may take generations to achieve our deeper and far [...]

  2. Kate Davis says:
    Great frameworks for any kind of community leader, not just political leaders.The table of contents is the most useful portion I ended up reading just the first few paragraphs of each chapter because the rest of the chapters were examples that were quite superfluous.

  3. Carlos says:
    Many of us pass through not just once a point in our political lives where we see the difference between organizer, activist, and other terms for our engagement, as forks in the road For those in this process, Eric Mann offers his perspective and arguments for becoming transformative organizers He draws on his experience to give a framework for thinking about the organizer s roles and qualities Most valuably, he provides vignettes and profiles of organizers he s learned from and who demonstrate [...]

  4. Steve says:
    Frank, practical training guide for going from issue activism and engagement to becoming a committed grass roots, social change organizer Based on Eric Mann s years of commitment to and experience with radical organizing in Los Angeles Reading it alone, you gain some perspectives To really use it, I suspect you would need to go through a training program with him.

  5. Mackel says:
    This book was great A lot of real examples that you can relate to It moved fast and has lots of great lessons for people considering organizing I felt like the word revolution was used a bit broadly for my taste Read it.

  6. Michael says:
    This is an excellent and comprehensive field guide on the principles and practices of transformative organizing There are decades of local, regional, national, and international movement building experience distilled in its pages A must read for anyone wanting to make systemic change.

  7. Jake says:
    Excellent and specific adviceMann s case studies are some of the strongest portions of the book that both serve to illustrate his arguments and offer concrete examples for organizers to present to people of times mass mobilization has produced positive tangible change

  8. Amy Ariel says:
    Very helpful for current organizers or would be organizers Very helpful for people working in organizations and managing volunteers.For me, right now, not so helpful.

  9. Litbitch says:
    Nothing fancy, just a good breakdown of the qualities and roles of good organizers, with some nice examples.

  10. James Tracy says:
    Got energized by Occupy Want to stay in for the long haul Read this book Nuff said.

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