Playbook for Progressives

Playbook for Progressives

16 Qualities of the Successful Organizer

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An organizing manifesto for the twenty-first century, Playbook for Progressives is a must-have for the activist’s tool kit. This comprehensive guide articulates pragmatically what is required in the often mystifying and rarely explained on-the-ground practice of organizing. Here, Eric Mann distills lessons he learned from over forty years as an organizer, as well as from other organizers within the civil rights, labor, LGBT, economic justice, and environmental movements.

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Having been involved in political activism since joining the Congress of Racial Equality in 1964, Mann, now the director of the Los Angeles-based Labor Community Strategy Center, offers lessons on the techniques and skills of successful organizing. Chapters describe the "12 roles of the successful organizer" and the "16 qualities of the successful organizer." Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, c2011
ISBN: 9780807047354
Branch Call Number: 322.4 M3153p 2011
Characteristics: xxi, 207 p. ; 22 cm


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Jan 13, 2012

I think the Publishers Weekly review pretty well sums it up. The book has some great stories about organizing but isn't much of a playbook. It's more of a motivational book.


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