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A Better World Starts Here: Activists and Their Work by Stacy Russo

A Better World Starts Here: Activists and Their Work by Stacy Russo

SKU: 9780998994666

A Better World Starts Here: Activists and Their Work presents the stories of activists contributing towards the common good within their communities and beyond in a commitment to eradicate various forms of injustice and oppression. This is a book of struggle but also a book of hope, joy, and liberation.


Essential reading for anyone wishing to find empowerment and guidance, the stories of activists such as Michelle Carrera (Chilis on Wheels), activist poet Judy Grahn, Sarah Rafael García (Barrio Writers), vegan and ecofeminist writer Carol J. Adams, feminist anthropologist Ruth Behar, Sonya Renee Taylor (The Body is Not an Apology), Kamekə Brown (Farm Sanctuary), Steve Bell (Prison Library Project), Bamby Salcedo (TransLatin@ Coalition) and many others will inspire, support, and ultimately, provide promise for a better world for all readers –whether new or seasoned to activism.


Full list of the 25 featured activists and their work:


Aquila Hope, trans activism

Marisela Gomez, gentrification activism

Sandi Torkildson, community activism

Carol J. Adams, ecofeminist activism

Sonya Renee Taylor, body activism

Kate Jessica Raphael, feminist activism

Michelle Carrera, food justice activism

Celeste Chan, queer activism

Helène Aylon, art activism

Julia Feliz Brueck, consistent anti-oppression advocacy

Ruth Behar, anthropology activism

Steve Bell, prison advocacy

Kamekə Brown, vegan advocacy

Judy Grahn, poetry activism

Bamby Salcedo, trans activism

Sarah Rafael García, literary activism

Michelle Habell-Pallán, scholar activism

Hilary Kinavey, body activism

Yago S. Cura, library activism

Beth Pickens, art activism

Lark Lo, intersectional activism

Ardeth De Vries, senior dog advocacy

Sara Vander Zanden, homelessness advocacy

Janet Holmes, photography activism

Edwin Ramirez, comedy activism


About the Author:

Stacy Russo, a community college librarian and professor at Santa Ana College, is a writer, poet, and artist. She believes in lifelong learning and the power of personal story. Stacy credits the punk rock movement of her teenage years with her political awakening and journey to veganism. Her books include Love Activism (Litwin Books), We Were Going to Change the World: Interviews with Women from the 1970s/1980s Southern California Punk Rock Scene (Santa Monica Press), Life as Activism: June Jordan’s Writings from The Progressive (Litwin Books), and The Library as Place in California (McFarland). 

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