Educating for Action: Strategies to Ignite Social Justice

Jason Del Gandio and Anthony J. Nocella II. New Society, $17.95 trade paper (240p) ISBN 978-0-86571-776-3
Del Gandio (Rhetoric for Radicals) and Nocella offer 10 accessible essays, written by themselves and other experienced activists, about the basics of organizing to promote social change. Del Gandio outlines the fundamentals of written and spoken communication: when writing, edit and proofread; when talking, speak loudly enough to be heard and maintain eye contact. Jeannette Russell, addressing the use of social media in activism, also focuses on the brass tacks: on Facebook and Twitter, keep your message brief and relevant. Drew Robert Winter offers tips for garnering broader community support. Dara Lovitz explains why it’s important for organizers to get along with attorneys and encourages organizers to themselves think about getting a law degree and using it to change the world. A solid bibliography rounds out the essays. This introductory book will foster useful conversation among new and aspiring organizers and serve as a good refresher course for old hands. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 06/09/2014
Release date: 08/01/2014
Genre: Nonfiction
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