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Book Launch: When We Fight, We Win! by Greg Jobin-Leeds and AgitArte in conversation with José Jorge Díaz
Jan 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
Greg Jobin-Leeds joins forces with AgitArte’s Deymirie Hernández and José Jorge Díaz to present this tribute to the modern activists that are transforming our world. Activist leaders Rachel Schragis, Felipe Sousa-Rodríguez, Isabel Sousa-Rodríguez, Che Gosset, Manissa McCleave Maharawal, Lily Paulina, and more will speak on their respective movements.
About When We Fight, We Win!:
“Looking at the problems of the world, it is easy to succumb to despair… To that understandable but grim malady this wonderful book is an inspiring antidote. When We Fight, We Win! portrays vividly, and creatively, how alone we may seem small, but together we can become a powerful force to make a better world. A timely and impressive work.” —Noam Chomsky, MIT professor of linguistics, emeritus
In When We Fight, We Win! Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World, longtime social activist Greg Jobin-Leeds joins forces with AgitArte—a collective of innovative artists and organizers—to capture the stories, philosophies, tactics, and art of six of today’s most pressing movements: immigrant rights, the LGBTQ movement, the fight for quality public education, the prison justice movement, the struggle for economic power, and the environmental movement.
With a foreword by Colorlines’ Rinku Sen and an afterword by celebrated author Antonia Darder, When We Fight, We Win! weaves together personal interviews with today’s most successful activists and artists—from Patrisse Cullors-Brignac, Bill McKibben, Clayton Thomas-Müller and Karen Lewis to Favianna Rodríguez, Rea Carey, and Gaby Pacheco. Distilling the collective wisdom of hundreds of activists, academics, political organizers, and movement leaders, Jobin-Leeds found that 7 key practices emerged…
These transformative organizers:
- Build organizations that are grounded in the most impacted communities
- Create transformative visions
- Tell powerful stories
- Go to the root cause of problems
- Reclaim the intersection of our struggles and identities
- Disrupt power, changing who has it and what to do with it once reclaimed
- Build solidarity and stand together