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Unformatted text preview: blic resources. To do this, organizations and individuals ﬁrst
must identify their actual and potential civic engagement capacities: their abilities to gauge
the impacts of new policies, to frame their concerns effectively and get their messages out,
to get the attention of policymakers and powerbrokers, and to mobilize support among
peers and across other levels.
There already exist organizations engaged in efforts to document and address structural
factors that contribute to racial inequities, and there is a need to raise up their work and
push the boundaries of current agendas as far as possible given ﬁnancial and human
resources. At the same time, more of those within the community-change ﬁeld could help
lay the groundwork for the type of social change that is needed. Institutions with high
national proﬁles and resources for research and analysis might, for example, be more
effective at deﬁning and promoting policy or regulatory alternatives to the status quo.
Individuals or smaller organizations with fewer resources, on the other hand, might
exercise responsibility by pressuring peers, and others within their reach who are
powerful, to act responsibly.
3 . IDENTIFY KEY PUBLIC POLIC...
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- Spring '14