Community Projects as Social Activism: From Direct Action to Direct Services by Benjamin Shepard is an engaging and accessible work that will get today's students excited about the very real prospect of achieving lasting, positive change within their communities. It outlines a distinct approach to community practice born out of the intersection among social movements, day-to-day organizing, and the lessons of five decades of community change practices. This invaluable resource is a must-have for anyone involved in community organization, community health, and community activism practice research and policy.
Chapter 18: Multi-Issue Organizing: From the Women's Movement to Struggles for Global Justice
Multi-Issue Organizing: From the Women's Movement to Struggles for Global Justice
[T]here are so many amazing heroes in the world. And because for centuries and centuries and centuries, men have written history, we don't even know about all of the women change makers out there. … One of our jobs as women change makers, which you are by showing up today, is to tell each other stories and recognize the impact that all women have on the world.
—Ilyse Hogue (Bravo, 2007)
Over the last five decades, the women's movement has become intimately connected with broad-based universalizing discourses based on human rights and multi-issue organizing. This brand of organizing is represented by both innovative organizing repertoires ...