Gamaliel 101

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Organización 101

¿Qué es la organización comunitaria? ¿A qué nos referimos cuando decimos que Gamaliel genera poder? ¿Quiénes son nuestros líderes? Obtenga respuestas a estas y muchas otras preguntas en esta serie.

Glosario: Organización 101

Organizing and Faith-based organizing Building relationships in the public arena that are rooted in shared self-interest is the process by which Gamaliel builds power. Shared self-interest is uncovered through one-on-one conversations. We believe that powerful movements are created when everyone involved not only has a clear understanding of why they are participating, but also has…

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Organización 101 parte 1: Organización Comunitaria

  In the first part of our Organizing 101 series, we’ll dive into community organizing itself. What is community organizing, anyway? What does a career in organizing look like? How has the organizing profession changed over time? We’ll get to these questions and more in a series of interviews with senior organizers from the National…

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Organizing 101, part 2: Power

In this part of our Organizing 101 series, we’ll examine power. What do we mean when we talk about power? What forms can power take? We’ll get to these questions and more in a series of interviews with leaders and organizers from around the Network. Power, defined  When you think of power, you probably think…

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Organizing 101, part 3: World as it is vs. How it could be

As Gamaliel community organizers, we do our work because we recognize the injustice in our world —  simply, we strive to see the world as it really is. While our work is also a radical act of hope and we go to this effort because we believe that we can transform our world, we also recognize that…

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Organizing 101, part 4: Dominant Narrative vs. Transformational Narrative

A public narrative is a story that, when told in many different ways, can shift public consciousness and change what is possible.  At any given time there are multiple narratives in the public arena, but the dominant public narrative is a narrative that trumps all other narratives and has the most power to shape what…

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Organizing 101, part 5: Organized People, Organized Money

We believe power comes from two sources: organized people and organized money. Organized people work together toward a common goal because they have a shared self-interest in the success of that goal. But let’s be clear – we live in a capitalist society. Nothing gets done without money. Having and raising money is not enough….

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Organizing 101, part 6: Self-Interest

Self-interest is what compels individuals to engage in the work of organizing. What is it about a cause that speaks to you? What is at stake for you personally if nothing changes? That is your self-interest. Our culture conflates self-interest, selfishness, and selfishness, but do not be fooled. If you believe that you should live…

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