Public Narrative

Marshall Ganz

  • Fall of 1965, joined Cesar Chavez in his effort to unionize California farm worker, eventually becoming Director of Organizing of the United Farm Workers and serving on the National Executive Board
  • As senior lecturer in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, he teaches, researches, and writes on leadership, organization, and strategy in social movements, civic associations, and politics.
  • His newest book, Why David Sometimes Wins: leadership, organization and strategy in the California farm worker movement, earned the Michael J. Harrington Book Award of the American Political Science Association.

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