MA in Conflict Transformation
Dr. Bruce Dayton
This Training-of-Trainers Course-Linked Capstone project explores three approaches to community organizing from three different scholar-practitioners. It begins with the father of grassroots organizing, Saul Alinsky’s, neighborhood-based and congregation-based approach. Alinsky’s approach is followed by Alicia Garza’s approach; Garza is the founder of the international Black Lives Matter movement. It ends with author and organizer adrienne maree brown’s Emergent Strategy approach. This paper will synthesize all three approaches, ultimately identifying four recommended approaches to community organizing: power, motivation, emotion, and centering impacted voices. The four recommended approaches will be used to evaluate the new organizer training (Organizers’ Institute) for the Direct Action and Research Training (DART) Network, and then to redesign the initial week of the Organizers’ Institute.
Leadership Studies | Nonprofit Studies | Organization Development | Peace and Conflict Studies | Social Justice
Long, Anna, "Using Community Organizing Best Practices to Redesign the DART Organizers' Institute" (2023). Capstone Collection. 3290.