When We Fight, We Win!
Same-sex marriage, #BlackLivesMatter, the DREAM Act, the People’s Climate March, End the New Jim Crow, Occupy Wall Street, and the fight for a $15 minimum wage. These are just a few of the remarkable movements that have blossomed in the past decade, a most fertile and productive era of activism. Now, in a visually rich and deeply inspiring book, the leaders and activists of these and other movements distill their wisdom, sharing lessons of what makes—and what hinders—transformative social change.
Longtime social activist Greg Jobin-Leeds joins forces with AgitArte, a collective of artists and organizers, to capture the stories, philosophy, tactics, and art of today’s leading social change movements. When We Fight, We Win! weaves together interviews with today’s most successful activists and artists from across the country and beyond with narrative recountings of strategies and campaigns alongside full-color photos.
When We Fight, We Win! will give a whole generation of readers the chance to celebrate and benefit from a remarkable decade of activism—a decade that shows just how ripe these times are for social transformation.
When We Fight, We Win! Twenty-first Century Social Movements and the Activists that are Transforming Our World. Paperback. 186 pages.
Contributors include Patrisse Cullors-Brignac, Bill McKibben, Clayton Thomas-Muller, Karen Lewis, Favianna Rodriguez, Rea Carey, and Gaby Pacheco, ant others! Includes a foreword by Rinku Sen and an afterword by Antonia Darder.
“[A] remarkable new book…One of the things that makes this book so unusual is the stunning artwork throughout.” —Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!
“With words and graphics, this book not only captures the good spirits, inclusiveness, and smarts of contemporary movements but also taps the deep wisdom about the necessity of defiant struggle that the movements of today have inherited from the past. Read this book and take heart!” —Frances Fox Piven, distinguished professor of political science, CUNY Graduate Center
Greg Jobin-Leeds is co-chair of the Schott Foundation for Public Education. He has helped launch many high-impact social change organizations and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Deymirie Hernandez, Jose Jorge Diaz, and Jose Primo Hernandez are members of AgitArte, an artist and organizing collective that facilitates projects of cultural solidarity with workers and marginalized communities that is based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Boston, Massachusetts.
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