The AYF Read Revolution Book Club has returned with its first book of 2010: Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky.
In this concise manual, AYF participants will learn some of the basic strategies of effective, bottom-up grassroots organizing. Rules for Radicals discusses the tactics and skills necessary to achieve sustainable progress for a community and collective Cause such as ours.
Known as the father of modern American radicalism, Alinskys Rules for Radicals has influenced countless grassroots organizations and popular movements. From the United Farm Workers to the Armenian National Committee, countless activists and organizers have had their advocacy shaped by the principles laid down in this landmark book. Even Barack Obama and his ground-breaking campaign for the Presidency were influenced by the teachings of Alinsky.
If you are an AYF member interested in taking part in this years Book Club, register today by emailing your full name, chapter, phone number and email to AYF@AYFwest.org. The deadline to register is February 22. A fee of $5 will be required from all participants.