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Educating for Action (PDF)
Strategies to Ignite Social Justice
The pursuit of freedom and justice is a timeless effort, but new activists may not know where to begin, while more experienced ones often become jaded or fatigued. The task of constructing a new society free from oppression and inequality can be overwhelming. Tools for facilitating motivation, engagement and communication can mean the difference between failure and success for activists and social movements.
Educating for Action collects the voices of activists whose combined experience in confronting injustice has generated a wealth of key insights for creating social change. This practical, hands-on guide explores such topics as:
- Community organizing and direct democracy
- Conflict negotiation, communication and rhetoric
- Law, the educational system and lifestyle activism
- Social media skills, conference planning and online organizing.
Written in an inspirational tone, Educating for Action consciously straddles the line between street activism and classroom instruction. Bridging the gap between these two worlds makes for an engaging and instructive manual for social justice, helping students, teachers, and larger activist communities turn their idealism into action.
Jason Del Gandio is an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Public Advocacy at Temple University. He has been involved with several movements and issues, including the Occupy Movement, the Global Justice Movement, the anti-Iraq war movement, fair-trade campaigns, and Latin American solidarity work. Jason has appeared on television and radio, and regularly speaks on college campuses and at public venues. He is the author of Rhetoric for Radicals: A Handbook for 21st Century Activists. www.jasondelgandio.net
Anthony J. Nocella II is a scholar-activist, Senior Fellow of the Dispute Resolution Institute at the Hamline Law School and Executive Director of the Institute for Critical Animal Studies. From blockading highways against the war in Iraq to college sit-ins for LGBTQ rights, Anthony has been instrumental in numerous movements for more than fifteen years, including working to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline with Save the Kids. He has published more than fifty scholarly articles or book chapters and sixteen books including, Academic Repression: Reflections from the Academic Industrial Complex.
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