Wednesday, March 29, 2017
When We Fight We Win! Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World by Greg Jobin-Leeds & AgitArte The New Press
After working as an advocate for public schools in New York, Jobin-Leeds had three primary questions about activist movements: How do they create real and lasting change, how do organizers make things work efficiently, and how can activism be made most democratic? With the help of others, he compiled the observations and stories of hundreds of contemporary activists and enlisted the artistic talents of AgitArte to create this beautiful, informative book that looks at six transformative movements from 2000 to 2016: the LGBTQ movement; the fights for public education in Chicago and Puerto Rico; the struggle to end mass incarceration; the movement for the DREAM Act and better immigrant rights; various economic movements, including Occupy Wall Street; and various environmental movements. Each movement has its own chapter complete with primers, timelines, and related artwork.