A PRRAC field report. Edited by Megan Haberle and Heidi Kurniawan (November 2018).
We are proud to offer this compilation of case studies, reflections, and strategic advice from fellow advocates who are working to advance structural change and make a concrete difference for communities throughout the country. Many of the authors explore the theme of synergy among advocacy strategies, such as organizing, litigation, policy engagement, and coalition building. they also tell stories that speak eloquently to the connections among issue areas, such as health, environmental justice, and housing and community development. Many of these stories have roots in the structural dynamics that have long shaped health inequities across race, ethnicity, and income. concentrated poverty, racism, and political and financial disempowerment intersect, especially because of our long history of racial segregation, and the work of addressing those problems is challenging. it takes dynamic, compassionate advocacy, strong partnership work, and not least persistence. We thank our authors and hope that you find inspiration, as we do, in their lessons from the field.