The importance of community empowerment in advancing public policy cannot be underestimated. Collaborations for Social Justice provides powerful examples of how professionals have successfully mobilized the public. Written primarily for students, academics, and lawyers, this book bridges the widely publicized gap between professional advocates and grassroots organizations.
Andrew L. Barlow, a long-time civil rights activist, is visiting associate professor of sociology at the University of California at Berkeley, and professor of sociology at Diablo Valley College. He is also the author of Between Fear and Hope: Globalization and Race in the United States.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Transformative Collaborations: Professionals and Minority Community Power Chapter 3 Creating a New World: Transformative Lawyering for Social Change Chapter 4 Organizing Education: Academic Research and Community Organizing for Social Reform Chapter 5 LULUs of the Field: Research and Activism for Environmental Justice Chapter 6 The Production of Knowledge and Community Empowerment: Organizing and Research on Youth Violence Chapter 7 Private Troubles and Public Issues