Coalition Building

Historically, these are communities where policies are imposed from without, and where the voices of those most directly affected are silenced or ignored in public debates. Yet, in recent years, we have seen inspiring examples, often led by the young, of community engagement and activism that have produced startling and unexpected results.

What tools did they use, and how did they galvanize their neighbors to act? Here we highlight promising strategies and successful coalition building on a diverse range of issues.