The first new form of community organizing since Saul Alinsky, this book connects the poor to the rest of society. Written in a logical, teachable, and pragmatic style, Consensus Organizing: Building Communities of Mutual Self Interest is a model of social change for the 21st century. Through real examples, author Mike Eichler illustrates how anyone can practice consensus organizing and help the poor, forgotten, and disempowered.
Chapter 1: Community Organizing: Conflict and Consensus
Community Organizing: Conflict and Consensus
In this chapter, you will Learn:
- ♦ There are many different community organizing approaches and methods.
- ♦ Saul Alinsky is the most famous community organizer of all time.
- ♦ Definitions of conflict organizing and consensus organizing.
- ♦ Your own personality shapes the method of community organizing you will like.
If you have any image at all of a community organizer, you probably picture a person (male, I bet) with an angry look, firing up a crowd of people to march on down somewhere to get somebody to take notice and start treating some group better. The organizer looks a little disheveled. The organizer talks fast. The organizer is pretty upset. If this were your image [Page 2]of a community organizer, I ...