An organizing manifesto for the twenty-first century, this comprehensive guide is a must-have for the activist's toolkit.
An organizing manifesto for the twenty-first century, Playbook for Progressives: The 16 Qualities of the Successful Organizer 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.
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 several books on social movements and organizing theory and has worked extensively with many organizations, including the Congress of Racial Equality, Students for a Democratic Society, and the United Auto Workers.
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