Midwest Academy Manual – 4th Edition

ORGANIZING FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
Midwest Academy Manual for Activists

Now in its fourth edition, here is the comprehensive manual for grassroots organizers working for social, racial, environmental and economic justice at the local, state and national levels. Since 1973 the Midwest Academy has trained more than 30,000 activists in progressive organizations, unions, and faith-based groups. This Midwest Academy Manual for Activists is central to its training programs and seminars, and it provides an invaluable reference source for organizers throughout their careers. Also included are anecdotes about a wide variety of real organizations working on issues concerning labor, the environment, health care, racism, immigration, peace, religion, energy, public campaign financing and more. Whatever the progressive cause, this is the manual that can help guide organizers and ensure that they continue to reach their goals with efficiency and dignity.

USE IT AND ORGANIZE!

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About the Authors

KIM BOBO is the founder and director of Interfaith Worker Justice. She was a trainer with the Midwest Academy for ten years and is the author of Wage Theft in America. www.iwj.org.

JACKIE KENDALL, Former Executive Director of the Midwest Academy, has worked extensively with senior citizen, student, and citizen action organizations and coalitions at the local, state and national levels.

STEVE MAX has organized for over four decades in civil right, labor, community organizations and coalitions. He is a lead trainer and the designer of the Academy’s Economic Education Program.

“People power can still trump the power of big money. This book will tell you how to organize that power. ”
—CONGRESSWOMAN JAN SCHAKOWSKY

“In the hands of young organizers, this book has helped to build strategic campaigns, provide best practices and develop the next generation of leaders.”
—GREGORY CENDANA, PRESIDENT 2009-10 UNITED STATES STUDENT ASSOCIATION (USSA)

AVAILABLE JANUARY 2010 /PUBLIC AFFAIRS / TRADE PAPERBACK / ISBN: 978-09842752-1-2