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A New York city neighborhood once called “the beginning of the end of civilization” is where Michael Gecan starts. Hired by residents to help. Gecan takes us through the principles and practices necessary to make change on a local level. Those of us watching or even participating in. Read “Going Public” by Michael Gecan with Rakuten Kobo. A New York city neighborhood once called “the beginning of the end of civilization” is where Michael.

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On an initial reading, the book seemed painfully disjointed; once I started summarizing the point of each chapter in a phrase, the structure made a lot more sense part of the problem is that several of the chapter titles are significantly misleading.

But this is not done without a context. Also, I couldn’t get too emotional about some of his victories, because they were all based on religious organizations.

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Gecan has a lot of good advice for people who want to affect their communities: This book was a good and easy ready. I appreciated the author’s intention on informing readers that including those who live in the community is the key to successful community development. You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. Stephanie rated it really liked it Jan 02, To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Notify me of new comments via email. Return to Book Page. What is the best way to talk to politicians?


Gecan emphasized that rather than live in an idyllic non-reality, we must meet the world head-on and recognize how things actually are.

It is a book about doing right and making social change not by playing the pitiable victim but by wielding power against power. You submitted the following rating and review. In some cases, simply knowing gecxn the system works and therefore how one can use the system or find loopholes in the system are the only ways to actualize change. Alicia O’hare rated it liked it Nov 28, Christal rated geca really liked it Mar 03, Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Organizing for Power, Action, and Justice.

TulchinMeg Ruthenburg Snippet view – Refuse, Resist, Rebel There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Gecan’s unwavering vision of the value of public action has roots in a rough childhood in Chicago, where he witnessed extortion by the mob and a tragic goinb in his Catholic grade school that left ninety-two children and three nuns dead.

Going Public: An Organizer’s Guide to Citizen Action (Gecan)

ppublic Chapter 2The World as It Is. Have face-to-face, intimate meetings; really get to know the people you’re working with. No eBook available Amazon. What’s the Matter with White People? The Time of Our Lives: He divides the book into four sections, each detailing a particular habit needed to organize power in fighting injustice and oppression. Michael Gecan chronicles his basic strategies for community organizing in Going Public.


Renegade for Peace and Justice. He has some excellent stories in the relating and acting sections though the orgonizing and reflecting sections are pretty sparse.

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Going Public by Michael Gecan

You’ve successfully reported this review. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I eventually picked up “Going Public” in – the book reads a lot like hearing him in person: Beacon Press- Political Science – pages. Write a customer review. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist.

Also of worthwhile note is Gecan’s refusal to be pigeon-holed politically. As a writer, Gecan is fairly, well, straightforward.

Citizenship in Latin America Joseph S. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane pulbic, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Too Dumb to Fail. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. Refresh and try again. While working for change in gecn, there is no compulsion to wholesale endorse political party agendas – this work is local, specific, and truly grass-roots.