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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:
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