Informing Activists: How can I build coalitions and increase diversity?

Richard Wood Introduction

How do I increase diversity in my organization?

What should I know about building coalitions?

Recommended Readings


Staggenborg, S. 1986. Coalition work in the pro-choice movement: Organizational and environmental opportunities and obstacles. Social Problems, 33(5):374-390.


Van Dyke, N., & McCammon, H. J. 2010. Strategic alliances: Coalition building and social movements. U of Minnesota Press.


Maney, G. M., Maney, G. M., Kutz-Flamenbaum, R., Rohlinger, D., & Goodwin, J. 2012. Agreeing for different reasons: Ideology, strategic differences, and coalition dynamics in the Northern Ireland civil rights movement. Strategies for Social Change, 37:170.

We would like to thank the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for their support of the Youth Activism Project through the Youth and Participatory Politics Research Network.

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