Constructing Solidarities for a Humane UrbanismMain MenuWhat is this publication about?Publication ModulesThe Movements: Forging Transnational SolidaritiesDisplacement, Racism and Alienation in the Time of Late CapitalismSection IGetting Through CollectivesSection IIForging Radical CareSection IIIAcknowledgementsSpeaker BiographiesThis page contains biographies of speakers from the Constructing Solidarities for a Humane Urbanism symposium who appear in videos in this publication.Editorial TeamAbout this BookCitation and Copyright InformationFaranak Miraftabdee1a2b05e577d4126d3fbe6e514c7a2a789da58Ken Edgar Salo474c1fe2345b49f81d0fc1a403d986f631134469Efadul Huqdf371c6ceafa04287ef25b4c87a51165e3aaf53fAtyeh Ashtari1e6f8d296ef164ea5d37faaa756eadaf8374f84eDavid Aristizabal Urreabbb4a8304ac70c6e6b59b106ea0c2493f06b7caaPublished by Publishing Without Walls, Urbana, Ill., part of the Illinois Open Publishing Network,
“Crossing Boundaries, Building Power: Chicago Organizers Embrace Race, Ideology and Coalition”
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12018-04-03T16:13:04-05:00Foregrounding Race, Ideology, and Coalition8Module 2.3plain2019-01-02T11:55:00-06:00Neighborhood-based urban organizing in the U.S. has been Alinskyian in its model for decades now. Groups organize for incremental changes, engage in bargaining around winnable issues, and avoid issues of race and ideology in any explicit fashion. What structural factors in the U.S. context led to the rise of Alinskyian organizing and what are the critiques of such a model? More importantly, in the face of gentrification, deindustrialization, and financialization, what are the limitations of such an organizing model? As Marc Doussard, professor of urban planning at UIUC, argues in his talk, contemporary organizing models in the U.S. are going through several critical changes. Organizers are foregrounding race and ideology in their messaging and outreach. Organizations are putting more resources into supporting race-conscious base building. Organizations are using ideological umbrellas to form coalitions across previous divides. In order to build power and take on larger issues, organizers are bridging segregated geographies. The importance of foregrounding race and ideology in order to build solidarity and form broader struggles is immense and clearly visible, but it also cannot be overstated. What are its limitations? What are the multiple pathways such organizing could take? In this module, you will get to reflect on the changing dynamics of neighborhood-based organizing in the U.S.
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