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Last Friday, I had the opportunity to travel back to Waterloo, Ontario to help celebrate the grand opening of the Wilfrid Laurier   Centre for Community Research, Learning and Action (CCRLA). The CCRLA strives to forge a strong university-community partnership with the Waterloo Region and allows for student involvement as part of the community psychology program. The opening event featured keynote speaker and community-based research pioneer, Dr. Budd Hall. Hall, the director of the …

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The National Film Board announces its new online screening room, complete with over 700 films, clips and trailers available for free home viewing. Please join them for the live online press conference on Wednesday, January 21 at 1:00 pm for the official launch.

The National Film Board announces its new online screening room, complete with over 700 films, clips and trailers available for free home viewing. Many of the films can be useful for teaching CP. Please join them for the  live online press conference on Wednesday, January 21 at 1:00 pm for the official launch.

To celebrate, they're featuring Murray Siple's documentary  Carts of Darkness (see below)which takes viewers for a bumpy ride through the affluent neighbourhood of North Vancouver…

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Community Organizing Profiled on NPR

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Today, National Public Radio is beginning a multi-part analysis of the impact of grassroots organizing on the Obama Administration, and telling the story of the Virginia Organizing Project (VOP). Check it out!  About The Series: Throughout the upcoming year, NPR will follow some of these community groups to see what, if anything, they are able to do with their newfound influence. This is the first report in the occasional series.


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Community Organizing Resources

By Scot Evans

The Ford Foundation sponsored Grantcraft website has may resources for community organizing.

The Ford Foundation sponsored Grantcraft website has many resources for community organizing. You will find print and film resources on organizing in general as well as materials on some of the major branches of organizing in the United States: congregation- or faith-based, education, immigration, and youth organizing. They also have a GRANTCRAFT GUIDE designed to help funders understand why funding CO is important. 


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