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Tory Martin highlights the many ways in which nonprofit organizations are playing an increasingly visible role in our political lives - as pathways in to action and as proponents of civic engagement itself.
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Publication Date: 2015
This book examines the increased utilization of social media in daily life and its impact on social movements. The contributors analyze social media revolutions such as the Arab Spring, the 15-M movement in Spain, the OccupyNigeria movement, and the Occupy Gezi movement in Turkey.
Is this the America you want? If not, here's how to claim the power to change your country. We are in an age of epic political turbulence in America. Old hierarchies and institutions are collapsing. From the election of Donald Trump to the upending of the major political parties to the spread of grassroots movements like Black Lives Matter and $15 Now, people across the country and across the political spectrum are reclaiming power. Are you ready for this age of bottom-up citizen power? Do you understand what power truly is, how it flows, who has it, and how you can claim and exercise it?
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Improving Civic Engagement
David Hiller, CEO of the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, gives an address at the City Club of Chicago on ways the state, non-profits, and educators can improve the Illinois public's civic engagement and knowledge.