2024 Spring Term Book Club | Social Change Now: A Guide for Reflection and Connection

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Graphic Banner for the Spring 2024 Book ClubThe Community-Based Learning Program and Civic Leadership Development are hosting a spring term book club!

PCC Students, Staff and Faculty are invited to join in a casual book club, reading Deepa Iyer’s Social Change Now: A Guide for Reflection and Connection.

During Spring Term, the book club will provide multiple opportunities for deeper discussion around Iyer’s Social Change Ecosystem Framework. Participants are welcome to attend as their schedule allows. Free copies of the book will be mailed to registrants (while supplies last).

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About the Book

Social Change Now: A Guide for Reflection and Connection, Deepa Iyer’s heartfelt offering to individuals and groups seeking to initiate or deepen their actions in service to social change values. Relying on two decades of work supporting social movements, Iyer introduces a new approach called the social change ecosystem framework, which includes a map of ten roles, from visionary to storyteller to disrupter to experimenter, as well as practices to identify values and strengthen our social change ecosystems. Over the past three years, people and organizations around the world have used the framework to respond to the pandemic, express solidarity during the uprisings against anti-Black racism, and support multiracial coalitions struggling for reproductive rights, immigrant and refugee protections, and climate justice.

Social Change Now goes well beyond presenting ideas and frameworks. It’s also a practical guide that contains detailed descriptions and real-world examples, reflection prompts (with room to write responses), and accessible tips that can immediately be put into action. Social Change Now is a resource that will accompany individuals and organizations not only in times of crisis, but throughout their lifelong social change journeys to build connected communities and equitable systems in our world.

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