A presentation at People vs Profiteers: Demanding Justice and Equity, the Parkland Institute’s 18th Annual Conference (November 21-23, 2014).
Building Power to Win: Organizing Versus Mobilizing
The root cause of social and economic inequality is an inequality of power. The key to rebuilding a powerful progressive movement is a return to bottom-up base building. Yet too often today, organizations and movements confuse mobilizing mechanisms versus strategies that rely on a deeper form of organizing, one that places ordinary people at the center of struggles for change.