Encouraging active community involvement Building community social motivity Stimulating collective action Encouraging increased community engagement Promoting local community engagement Inviting broad community participation Ensuring broad community participation Broadening whole community participation Developing community participation Organizing community participation Maximizing responsible community participation Increasing local community participation Engaging corporate community efforts Involving numerous community households Freeing adult community participation Stimulating community involvement Coordinating inclusive community engagement Assuring authentic local participation Enlisting inclusive local participation Catalyzing broad community participation
Confronting the citizenry with the possibility of participating in the decision-making process. The effect is to spur the people to risk involvement in community affairs where before they could see no reason for doing so.
An integral part of formulating collective opinion by enabling the individual to use the comprehensive data and consensus methodology which will involve him in decision-making processes.
Tactics include: curriculum construction to set a new context for people's involvement; workshop building to gather the existing local wisdom; spirit creation to develop corporateness to enable community identity; consensus demonstration to make visible the gift of this decision-making process in enabling every one's participation; and symbolized involvement to hold before the community the decision that has been made to participate in consensus-making processes. An example is local Appalachian women organizing into a Democratic Women's Club, begin to see themselves as a group with methods of deciding their own plans, and they eventually become women who elected governors instead of inarticulate coal miners' wives.
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