Building Power, Changing Lives: The Story of Virginia Organizing

Posted on February 5, 2016 by PLT Staff

Building Power, Changing Lives: The Story of Virginia Organizing

From the publisher:

What does it take to build a successful, diverse, powerful grassroots organization in a state that once housed the Capitol of the Confederacy? Virginia Organizing has been working for 20 years to build power and create change all across the state of Virginia—starting in the farthest region from Richmond to empower directly affected people whose voices are often drowned out by systemic oppression and traditional political power structures. From a local campaign in 1998 to diversify an all-white jury pool in Lee County to Virginia Organizing leaders being arrested for immigration reform in Washington, D.C. in 2014, Building Power, Changing Lives: The Story of Virginia Organizing tells the story of how one growing organization is persistently working for long-term, sustainable change in Virginia.

  • Publication Information
  • Authors: Ruth Berta, Amanda Leonard Pohl
  • Publication Type: Book
  • Publisher:Social Policy Press
  • Date of Publication:2015
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