course, these elements cannot by themselves build successful community organizations. Organizations must also incorporate a membership dues system, organizing campaigns that meet the needs of the community, persistent leadership development, effective grassroots fundraising activities, annual strategic planning
sessions, and a commitment to building collective vision. But if we are ever going
to get past the endless appeals for cross-racial political solidarity into a national
movement for social and economic justice, some combination of direct action,
multiracial organizing, and strategic marketing are important first steps.
Not to be confused with the front for the Los Angeles Police Department known as
Drug Abuse Resistance Education or D.A.R.E.
Meaning independent organizations of workers, often immigrants, that fight for the
rights of the membership without forming a union. Examples include Asian Immigrant
Workers Advocates in Oakland, California, and Black Workers for Justice in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
A target in organizing terms is the person who can give you what you want, the one
with the power to make a decision in your favor.
"Activists Representing Immigrants Protest Conditions at Almacs Store," Providence
Journal-Bulletin, July 4, 1992.
Retail Food Inspection Report, Division of Food Protection and Sanitation, Rhode Island Department of Health, July 3, 1992.
"Almacs Agrees to DARE's Demands," The Providence American, August 1, 1992.
David Paulhus, Almacs Public Relations Director, Correspondence to DARE, August
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: Race and Ethnic Conflict:Contending Views on Prejudice, Discrimination, and Ethnoviolence.
Contributors: Fred L. Pincus - Editor, Howard J. Ehrlich - Editor.
Publisher: Westview Press.
Place of publication: Boulder, CO.
Publication year: 1999.
Page number: 409.
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