Grassroots A Field Guide for Feminist Activism

ISBN-10: 0374528659
ISBN-13: 9780374528652
Edition: 2005
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Description: From the authors of Manifesta, an activism handbook that illustrates how to truly make the personal political. Grassroots is an activism handbook for social justice. Aimed at everyone from students to professionals, stay-at-home moms to artists,  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 1/12/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836

From the authors of Manifesta, an activism handbook that illustrates how to truly make the personal political. Grassroots is an activism handbook for social justice. Aimed at everyone from students to professionals, stay-at-home moms to artists, Grassroots answers the perennial question: What can I do? Whether you are concerned about the environment, human rights violations in Tibet, campus sexual assault policies, sweatshop labor, gay marriage, or the ongoing repercussions from 9-11, Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards believe that we all have something to offer in the fight against injustice. Based on the authors' own experiences, and the stories of both the large number of activists they work with as well as the countless everyday people they have encountered over the years, Grassroots encourages people to move beyond the "generic three" (check writing, calling congresspeople, and volunteering) and make a difference with clear guidelines and models for activism. The authors draw heavily on individual stories as examples, inspiring readers to recognize the tools right in front of them--be it the office copier or the family living room--in order to make change. Activism is accessible to all, and Grassroots shows how anyone, no matter how much or little time they have to offer, can create a world that more clearly reflects their values.

Barbara Alice Mann is a lecturer in the English department at the University of Toledo and the author ofGeorge Washington’s War on Native America. nbsp; Winona LaDuke is a Native American activist and the author ofRecovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Claiming.

Introduction
Prologue : portrait of an activist
Why the world needs another advice book
Of minor importance
Rebels with causes
The real world
The activist at work
Creating activism
The revolutionary next door
Epilogue : a day in the life of an activist
A glossary of the most common forms of activism

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