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Introduction to Community Organizing

Course number: T7330

This course provides an overview of contemporary community organizing practice in the United States. The course will cover: defining what community organizing is and identifying its value base; exploring the strategies, tactics and activities of organizing; reviewing its historical roots; and considering the various ways communities engage in organizing and in the broader social justice movement. Students will examine skills and techniques for effective organizing, including building a membership base, developing ordinary people as community leaders, and running member-led issue campaigns.