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Community Lawyering to Seize the Power of Public Participation

with Richard Marcantonio & Sam Tepperman-Gelfant

Government agencies offer plenty of opportunities for public participation. When that participation is done wrong, it can be a profoundly disempowering experience for members of the public. But when done right, public participation can shape agency decisions and build long-term power for communities.

Richard Marcantonio and Sam Tepperman-Gelfant of Public Advocates talked with us about their community lawyering work and their Clearinghouse article, "Seizing the Power of Public Participation."

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