New Paper: The Power Bind

Posted by on December 21, 2009

[posted from Comm-Org]

From: Rabbi Moshe ben Asher & Magidah Khulda bat Sarah

Warren Haggstrom’s paper, “The Power Bind,” has been added to the Congregational (Faith-Based) & Community Organizing Resources page ( on the Gather the People web site.

The paper may be of interest to organizers, trainers, and educators: it’s an important (although one-sided) account of what happened in the 1960s with the Community Action Training Center at Syracuse University,
and the role of the OEO in those events; and it has a valuable contemporary lesson to teach about the “power bind.”

The paper includes a brief biographical sketch of Warren that was written after his death in 1986 by three UCLA School of Social Welfare faculty members.

I have taken the liberty, as a former student, colleague, and editor of Warren’s, of lightly editing the paper.

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