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Grassroots : a field guide for feminist activism

Author: Jennifer Baumgardner; Amy Richards
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A handbook for anyone involved in, or contemplating, feminist activism. Relates the author's experiences as a grassroots organizer embracing creative new forms of activism. Aimed at everyone from students to professionals, stay-at-home moms to artists, Grassroots answers the perennial question: What can I do? Based on the authors' own experiences, and the stories of activists as well as everyday people, Grassroots  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Baumgardner; Amy Richards
ISBN: 0374528659 9780374528652
OCLC Number: 55109024
Description: xxv, 306 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Winona LaDuke --
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 --
Appendix A: A glossary of the most common forms of activism.
Responsibility: Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards.
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A handbook for anyone involved in, or contemplating, feminist activism. Relates the author's experiences as a grassroots organizer embracing creative new forms of activism. Aimed at everyone from students to professionals, stay-at-home moms to artists, Grassroots answers the perennial question: What can I do? Based on the authors' own experiences, and the stories of activists as well as everyday people, 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.--From publisher description.

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