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National Organizers Alliance

Founded in 1993 by organizers working across the spectrum of progressive social justice movements, NOA's mission is to advance progressive organizing for social, economic and environmental justice and to sustain, support and nurture the people of all ages who do it. In furtherance of that goal, our members are organizers who are responsible to a defined constituency and who help build that constituency through leadership development, collective action and the development of democratic structures. NOA's Social Justice Dialogues curriculum assists organizers with critical reflection on their work and the current political context. www.noacentral.org If your work or efforts are to build democratic structures and leadership to empower people to gain social and economic justice, and you:
  • Want to build a community of organizers;
  • Seek greater connection between your work and the work of others;
  • Want to share skills, join forces and advance the movement;
  • Want to consciously combat oppression in all its forms including racism, sexism, homophobia, anit-Semitism, and other “isms” that divide us;
  • Crave a culture of organizing where we can get together to learn and share, commiserate, laugh, sing, acknowledge our personal needs and spiritual selves and have a really good time…
Then you belong in the National Organizers Alliance.

NOA Publications

Practicing What We Preach: Report on Policies and Practices for Justice Organizations
From NOA's inception, the question of organizer sustenance has been linked to the culture of organizing and how folks are treated on the job. This long-awaited report reflects the contributions of dozens of NOA members around the country and provides a useful tool to analyze organizational culture and policy as it relates to organizer sustenance and organizational development.
Social Justice Dialogues
The Social Justice Dialogues curriculum assists organizers with critical reflection on their work and the current political context. By assessing different organizing approaches, organizers can consider and create new strategies to unify people into long-term alliances across constituencies, issues, and organizations. Organizers can be the catalysts for building a broad-based active social justice movement by engaging others in sharper political analysis connected to strategic action.
Order a copy of Practicing What We Preach for $15, or a copy of Social Justice Dialogues Curriculum for $20. Resource Link: www.noacentral.org

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