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Unformatted text preview: are tools and strategies that can assist in this work. One is to map out where key institutional policy and administrative decisions are made, understand how and when they are made, and how the key actors and processes can be reached and influenced. Another is to strengthen the power and the voice of grassroots constituents to hold key decision makers on that power map accountable for outcomes. Grassroots organizing and advocacy are strategies that have often been left to community organizers and single-issue organizations; the broader community-building field would benefit from developing a comfort level and expertise with that approach to the work. Participation in the electoral process will also be critical. 25. This example is drawn from the experiences of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency and the Children’s Rights Institute. 38 Operationally, convergence of community building and related practitioners around racial equity would not necessarily compel everyone to meld their agendas and operations into one. Rather, what it might mean is: e a shared rec...
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