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Be a revolution : how everyday people are fighting oppression and changing the world--and how you can, too  Cover Image Book Book

Be a revolution : how everyday people are fighting oppression and changing the world--and how you can, too / Ijeoma Oluo.

Oluo, Ijeoma, (author.).


With Be A Revolution: How Everyday People are Fighting Oppression and Changing the World--and How You Can, Too, Oluo aims to show how people across America are working to create real positive change in our structures. Looking at many of our most powerful systems -- like education, media, labor, health, housing, policing, and more -- she highlights what people are doing to create change for intersectional racial equity. She also illustrates various ways in which the reader can find entryways into change in these same areas, or can bring some of this important work being done elsewhere to where they live. This book aims to not only be educational, but to inspire action and change. Oluo wishes to take our conversations on race and racism out of a place of pure pain and trauma, and into a place of loving action. Be A Revolution is both an urgent chronicle of this important moment in history, as well as an inspiring and restorative call for action.

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  • ISBN: 9780063140189 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0063140187 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: xvii, 395 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2024]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-395).
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Author's note -- Punishment, accountability, and abolition ; Richie Reseda and Mannie Thomas. Race, patriarchy, and punishment culture ; Talila Lewis -- What is abolition? ; Ian Head -- What is beyond punishment? ; Mahnker Dahnweih -- Be a revolution -- Gender justice, bodily autonomy, and race ; Tarana Burke. Why it's often race and gender ; Norma Timbang -- Abortion, bodily autonomy, and the racism that endangers it all ; Theryn Kigvamasud'vashti -- Intersections of racism, queerphobia, and transphobia in gender justice work ; Emmett Schelling -- Be a revolution -- Hierarchies of body and mind: disability and race ; Dr. Sami Schalk. Why disability matters ; Alice Wong -- Ableism in anti-racist work ; Vilissa Thompson -- What is disability in communities of color? ; Britney R. Wilson -- Be a revolution -- Race, labor, and business ; Chris Smalls. Why labor matters ; Tevita Uhatafe -- Racism in labor unions ; Laura Clise -- Can we build a better business? ; DarNesha Weary -- Be a revolution -- Race, the environment, and environmental justice ; Jill Mangaliman. Race, environment, and environmental apartheid ; CĂ©line Semann -- Environmentalist colonialism ; Matt Remle -- Be a revolution -- Race, education, and the pedagogy of our oppressors ; Zharina Angeles Luna. Racism in our schools ; Saara Kamal -- Is revolution possible in our schools? ; Jennifer White-Johnson -- Working outside of the school system ; Feminista Jones -- Be a revolution -- Arts, race, and the creative forces of revolution ; Complex Movements. Art as the keeper of community ; Inye Wokoma and Elisheba Johnson -- White supremacy in the art world ; Favianna Rodriguez -- Art as a weapon ; Rafael Shimunov -- Be a revolution -- A life's work. Ages and stages -- Ability and privilege -- Navigating privilege in movement spaces -- Mental health and well-being.
Subject: Anti-racism > United States.
Racial justice > United States.
Social change > United States > History > 21st century.
Social action > United States > History > 21st century.
Minorities > Civil rights > United States.
Racism > United States.
Race discrimination > Prevention.
United States > Race relations.

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Covington Branch 305.800973 O52b 2024 (Text) 33126022704476 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 05/28/2024

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