Seeds of Change: A Bibliographic Introduction to Law and Organizing


The original citations for this bibliography were culled from reading lists compiled by Fran Ansley, Jennifer Gordon, Joel Handler, and Lucie White. We built upon that beginning by conducting our own searches, of course, but also by asking many people knowledgeable about various kinds of organizing to suggest resources that would be informative, insightful, and enlightening or inspiring for lawyers and law students interested in public interest law or pro bono work related to bottom-up social change. We wanted to compile a list of basic readings that would explain to lawyers something about grassroots social movements and organizations and their philosophies. Our aim is to put lawyers in touch with resources that could help them work well with community and workplace groups who put a priority on grassroots organizing for social change. Several dozen people from organizations far and near responded enthusiastically with suggestions which ranged widely but often overlapped as well.

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