The Citizen Solution: How YOU Can Make a Difference

Join us on July 28, 7:30 p.m., at Magers and Quinn booksellers in Minneapolis for the launch of Harry Boyte's new book, The Citizen Solution.

The book, a hands-on guide to effecting change in America by taking action in your community, urges a change in paradigm about the meaning of democracy. Democracy is not something we choose people to do for us through election. Democracy is a society that all of us build every day.

In The Citizen Solution, Boyte incites readers to join today's "citizen movement," offering practical tools for how we can change the face of America by focusing on issues close to home. Grounding his arguments in the country's tradition of "populism," Boyte offers practical tips on identifying potential citizen leaders and working through cultural differences without sacrificing identities.

Each point is illustrated by inspiring real-life examples of citizens who have prompted change: An immigrant community that created a cultural wellness center. An organization of mutiracial, multifaith congregations that is tacking tough social problems. A cluster of suburban neighborhoods that came together to take back Sundays from overzealous youth sports organizations. For readers doubting their ability to make a significant difference in our world, this how-to book will show the way.


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