Video and Multimedia

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Video 6.1: Who was Saul Alinsky?
Description: This CNN report draws from the 2008 Presidential Campaign where Barack Obama was compared to Saul Alinsky, a community organizer from Chicago. The report describes Alinsky’s community organizing work in Chicago and the radical strategies he used to advocate for change and empower community members. The report also conveys how social action tactics can agitate and spark ideological conflicts.

Video 6.2: Dorothy Day Documentary Excerpt
Description: This clip from the documentary Dorothy Day: Don’t Call Me a Saint provides a brief glimpse into Day’s vision for community development and social action for the poor and disenfranchised. The clip displays the revolutionary work of Dorothy Day who founded the Catholic Worker Movement in 1933 to create communities oriented in serving the poor and advancing the social justice tenets of the Catholic faith system.

Web 6.1: International Association of Community Development
Description: The International Association of Community Development is a transnational multidisciplinary network for professional community development practitioners. It serves members from over 70 countries, providing practice guidance, international conferences events, and publications. It seeks to advance participative democracy, sustainable development, human rights, economic opportunity, and social justice through organization, education, and empowerment of people within their communities.

Web 6.2: The Mend Institute
Description: The Mend Institute is a social impact business in the Pacific Northwest that is guided by the premise that individual growth and healing leads to social change in families, communities, and the fabric of the community. The Mend Institute facilitates affordable counseling services for cis-women, trans women, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people in Seattle and provides clinical training opportunities for therapists and interns oriented in a feminist, community engagement, and activist approach.