Fight for Every Block with Gerald Taylor


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How do you build enough power to change the governing framework of a place? For Gerald Taylor, whose organizing career has spanned four decades, it starts with reveling in people’s genius. In this episode, George learns from Gerald’s experiences as the lone Black man organizing in 1970s Brooklyn’s white ethnic enclave. They discuss the mutual respect it takes not just to gain trust, but to build organizations around people bound to one another by trust and shared purpose; to plan campaigns around the reaction you want to get; and to practice the discipline to hold government accountable when you get a deal.

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