Sunday, November 2, 2008

Doing Democracy- Bill Moyer's Movement Action Plan

I did a workshop based on Bill Moyer's Movement Action Plan at the Youth Environmental Sustainability conference at the University of North Carolina, Asheville on Sunday, November 2nd.

You can find a wikipedia article on the late Bill Moyer (who is NOT the PBS guy, thought they share a lot in common) at

His book is called Doing Democracy: The MAP Model for Organizing Social Movements
By Bill Moyer, JoAnn McAllister, Mary Lou Finley and Steve Soifer It is published by New Society Press

It costs $17 and you can buy used copies for $6, including shipping.

The one minute overview is at
but you are much better off reading the free 14 page summary at
Since giving ghe workshop, I have discovered a short compliation of excellent articles at

If you'd like to see a video of Bill talking (his last talk, in fact) visit

I think you'll get more out of the talk AFTER reading the book or overview--- it's more of an advanced talk than an intro.

In the course of the workshop, I mentioned two other works that talk about phases groups or individuals go through.

The first was Elizabeth Kubler-Ross's stages of grieving, detailed in her work
On Death and Dying

You can get a quick overview at

The second was the "innovation of diffusions" which was first developed by Everett M. Rodgers
but much better explained by Geoffrey Moore in

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