Co/Motion Guide to Youth-Led Social Change

L. Dingerson
January 1, 1998

A comprehensive resource aimed directly at young people attempting to make a difference in their communities and in society at large. The Guide is written from a social justice perspective, beginning with a 50-year history of social movements in the United States and an analysis of power and social change. This context is followed by descriptions and advice regarding important stages and issues in a community organizing process: researching an issue, building community, planning, taking action, facilitating meetings, telling the story and working with the media, managing conflict, budget planning and evaluating success. The 225-page guide is not a curriculum or collection of activities, it but is rich with examples, stories and suggested actions.