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- THE GIFT OF ANGER- USE PASSION TO BUILD NOT DESTROY
DetailsUnder Joe Solmonese-s leadership, the Human Rights Campaign became the model other organizations look toward to create effective social and political change. Against daunting odds, HRC was instrumental in passing landmark national legislation such as the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. , Hate Crimes Prevention Act; repealing “Don-t Ask, Don-t Tell” and passing marriage equality acts in eight states. How did Solmonese and HRC do it?What Solmonese reveals in this book is that for him, the key to success was learning to harness his anger. Essentially it-s just a form of energy. Channeled, it can keep you moving forward on a long journey. But uncontrolled, it can blow everything up.With this as his guiding principle, Solmonese uses stories from his work with HRC and his previous position as CEO of the powerful women-s organization EMILY-s List to share a series of often-surprising lessons. For example, empathize with your enemies instead of shaming them, find allies wherever you can and ask for the doable, not the impossible (even when the “impossible” is your ultimate goal). Most striking in this book are the stories of Solmonese-s ability to draw some kind of win—however small—from seeming adversaries.But at every step of the way he emphasizes the importance of managing the yin-yang tension of anger. Particularly when one is dealing with irrational and offensive attitudes, the temptation is ever present to give in to righteous indignation. While it-s fine to feel it, Solmonese-s advice is to always be strategic with your outrage.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Joe Solmonese served for seven years as the president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nations largest gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender advocacy organization. Under his leadership, HRC was instrumental in passing the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HCPA), the repeal of Dont Ask, Dont Tell (DADT), and marriage equality victories in seven states. At HRC, Joe launched the Religion and Faith Program to provide innovative resources for LGBT and supportive people of faith who want to stand up to those who use religion as a weapon of oppression. HRC spearheaded, during Joes tenure, the All Children - All Families program for adoption and foster care agencies across the United States.The Welcoming Schools initiative provides administrators, educators, and parents/guardians with resources to create welcoming and respectful learning environments for all families. HRCÆs Healthcare Equality Index rates U.S. healthcare facilities on all policies and practices related to the LGBT community, including patient nondiscrimination, visitation, decision-making, cultural competency training, and employment policies and benefits.In 2011 he was presented with the Hubert Humphrey Civil Rights award by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Before joining the Human Rights Campaign, Joe spent nearly thirteen years at EMILYs List, one of the nations largest political action committees. During his final two years with the organization, Joe served as CEO.Under his watch, EMILYs List grew to almost one hundred employees and changed the face of Congress. He is currently the managing director and founding partner of Gavin/Solmonese, advising corporations on organizational effectiveness strategies and policy development and implementation. Joe sits on the national boards for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Athlete Ally, an organization that engages with professional and amateur athletes to speak out against bullying. Foreword by Judy Shepard Judy Shepard is the President of the Matthew Shepard Foundation and was instrumental in passing the anti-hate crime bill, The Matthew Shepard Act.
SKU Code PRK B 594 Weight in Kg 0.0800 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9781523084678 Author Name Joe Solmonese, Judy Shepard Publisher Name Berrett-Koehler