In 1996 Illinois Valley residents came together in an unprecedented campaign to stop a prison from being built in their community. Here campaign leader Dave Toler recounts the story of unlikely allies coming together to turn the tide.
Most human dignity groups are volunteer-run. But for Social Justice Alliance, hiring Dave as a (very) part-time staff was one strategy to ensure the continuity of the group over time.
How the Social Justice Alliance built, used and maintained a list of some 500+ supporters.
The capacity, size and formality of Human Dignity Groups can vary greatly over time and from group to group. How much did Social Justice Alliance’s capacity expand over time?