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Activists Speak Out

Reflections on the Pursuit of Change in America

  • Editors
  • Marie Cieri
  • Claire Peeps

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Marie Cieri
    Pages 1-13
  3. Marie Cieri, Claire Peeps
    Pages 15-34
  4. Marie Cieri, Claire Peeps
    Pages 35-52
  5. Marie Cieri, Claire Peeps
    Pages 53-73
  6. Marie Cieri, Claire Peeps
    Pages 75-86
  7. Marie Cieri, Claire Peeps
    Pages 87-102
  8. Marie Cieri, Claire Peeps
    Pages 103-118
  9. Marie Cieri, Claire Peeps
    Pages 119-129
  10. Marie Cieri, Claire Peeps
    Pages 131-146
  11. Marie Cieri, Claire Peeps
    Pages 147-162
  12. Marie Cieri, Claire Peeps
    Pages 163-172
  13. Marie Cieri, Claire Peeps
    Pages 173-190
  14. Marie Cieri, Claire Peeps
    Pages 191-208
  15. Marie Cieri, Claire Peeps
    Pages 209-228
  16. Marie Cieri, Claire Peeps
    Pages 229-249
  17. Marie Cieri, Claire Peeps
    Pages 251-268
  18. Claire Peeps
    Pages 269-272
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 273-279

About this book

Introduction

In Activists Speak Out, a group of fifteen American activists speak candidly about how and why they struggle for change. Their causes and strategies vary - in the areas of civil rights, gay and lesbian rights, the environment, women's issues, health, youth, education, labor, freedom of expression and the arts. But the lessons learned resonate across geographic and ideological boundaries. Whether working as grass-roots organizers or corporate insiders, in cities or in rural areas, the through-line of their observations is constant: Change is slow, and may take shape in unexpected ways. Small victories count. And, whatever the initial motivation to become engaged in the struggle for change - anger, compassion, frustration - the very process of engagement is itself transformative. You cross that line, and nothing is ever the same.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-62759-2
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-62761-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-62759-2
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