Hal and other organizers,
What a thoughtful review of the your work! It begs a couple of questions,
What are the training centers which are "doing a good job teaching
Why are "basic community organizing skills" lacking in rural America?
What are the most successful means of developing community organizing
Are Alinsky's rules for radicals still the best foundation for organizing?
Our experience exploring these questions in five years of organizing in the
Delta has led us to dedicate a significant portion of our
organization's efforts and website to exploring successful organizing
If you have organizing successes, websites or training centers we'd love to
make them more widely known on http://www.deltanetwork.org. So far, we've
successes and methods from Australia, New Zealand, North Dakota, Kentucky
Arkansas, Mississippi and a few others--but we'd like to have lots more.
We're also doing a series of semi-structured interviews for case studies of
successful rural organizer/facilitators. Who's your favorite rural
Send us anything which has inspired you to organize rural communities. It
will help us in the Delta and we'll do our best to publicize it.
Jim and the Delta Network folks.
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From: Hal Hamilton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2000 7:24 AM
Subject: update on LCP/Taproot
An Update from Learning Communities Project TAPROOT seminars
Many participants want increased skills at "bringing more people to the
table" and "increasing involvement in local groups". These are basic
community organizing skills that seem to be lacking in a lot of
sustainable agriculture groups. We know these skills are being taught
well by some training centers, so we're not yet sure how much of this to
incorporate into Taproot seminars.
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