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Deepak Bhargava on Community Organizing

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Deepak Bhargava, executive director of the Center for Community Change and Open Society Foundations board member, spoke about the role of community organizing in shaping the future of our country at a recent reception for Open Society Institute-Baltimore donors: Listen to the speech above.

The Center for Community Change is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to change the policies and institutions that affect their lives. During his tenure as executive director, Bhargava has sharpened the center’s focus on grassroots community organizing as the central strategy for social justice and on public policy change as the key lever to improve poor people’s lives.

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