By Si Kahn,Angela Davis

a distinct method -- makes use of tales, lyrics, and poems to encourage and energize either new and skilled organizers
Offers sage insights into elements of neighborhood organizing no longer addressed by way of extra traditional manuals
Written by way of a veteran activist and musician with over forty-five years of expertise operating for innovative causes

This newest paintings by means of mythical activist, musician, and writer Si Kahn is a unique form of group organizing publication. As with different books, together with a few by way of Kahn himself, it does describe the various sensible strategies organizers use. yet it’s additionally approximately group organizing as a manner of considering and a manner of life.
For Kahn, it's been a life-style. He has been in detail eager about the most vital innovative struggles of the previous fifty years—the civil rights stream, the Harlan County miners’ strike, the struggle opposed to felony privatization, and plenty of extra. during this distinct and relocating publication he makes use of his stories and people of the ladies and males he’s labored with to light up serious features of organizing now not touched upon via extra traditional manuals.
The tales Kahn tells are interesting, humorous, unhappy, and encouraging, yet they’re greater than that—they’re examples of artistic neighborhood organizing in motion. and prefer the secular rabbi he calls himself, Kahn lays out the explicit classes each one story is intended to teach—not simply technique and strategies, yet suggestion on tips to deal on a private point with the calls for of a tough yet extremely important task. artistic neighborhood Organizing might help verified organizers turn into extra cutting edge and inspire them to question proven rules and judge whether they nonetheless paintings. Aspiring organizers will find a complete new method of the world—they’ll achieve a feeling of empowerment, remember the fact that they could dwell and paintings in ways in which help in making the area extra simply and humane.

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