New Book: Building Powerful Community Organizations

Posted by on July 9, 2007

From: Michael Brown

New Book on Community Organizing

Building Powerful Community Organizations: A Personal Guide to Creating Groups That Can Solve Problems and Change the World is a new book by veteran community organizer, Michael Jacoby Brown, was just published by Long Haul Press. (See.

In reviewing the book, Peter Dreier, E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics and Director, Urban & Environmental Policy Program at Occidental College, said:

?People who want to change the world need a vision of where they want to go, but they also need to know how to get there. That requires organizing, and Michael Brown has given us a fantastic toolkit of strategies, tactics, and ideas for being effective organizers and activists for social justice. Brown’s book teaches us how to turn problems into winnable issues. The book is a must-read for activists, no matter what issues they care about.”

Horace Small, Executive Director of the Union of Minority Neighborhoods, said,

?Finally, Michael Brown has done what no one else has. Simply put, this is the best book on community organizing that I have ever read. Chock full of stories and practical instruction in the practice of organizing, written in a way that everyone can understand. Get it! Read it!! Use it!!”

Andrew Mott, Director of the Community Learning Project, called Brown?s book, ?The best organizing guidebook I can remember seeing. It?s engaging, practical, and concise and will be useful for anyone learning classic community organizing.?

The book is available from the publisher at The author can be reached 781 648 1508, or at

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