Building Strong Neighborhoods combines simple organizing advice with a broad "menu" of topics for discussion. In addition to being effective in a neighborhood setting, it's an ideal guide for new steering groups to use in a practice study circle to learn how the dialogue-to-change process works on a range of issues.
This discussion guide was published in 1998, years before Everyday Democracy began to focus more intentionally on ways to support action that leads to institutional, systemic, and policy change. To address this problem, we suggest that you consult our how-to guides, as well as discussion guides published within the last 5 years.
Relevant to all walks of life
Covers a variety of perspectives
Uses clear, uncomplicated language
Promotes discussion of trade-offs
Shows a clear path to action