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About Jane McAlevey

Jane McAlevey worked as an organizer in the labor and environmental justice movements for two decades. She also lived and worked at the Highlander Center in her early 20s. She is currently processing these experiences as a Ph.D. candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center. She regularly contributes to The Nation magazine, which chose her book, Raising Expectations and Raising Hell (Verso), as the “most valuable book of 2012.”

Articles by Jane McAlevey

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Organizing as whole people

There are no shortcuts to building the kind of power it takes to win meaningful change. As an organizer in a county with an acute housing crisis, simmering racial tension and little unionization, I learned that I had to help the community to take on the fight themselves. The final article in our "Transformative Nonviolence" series with Waging Nonviolence. 

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