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Be a revolution : how everyday people are fighting oppression and changing the world -- and how you can, too  Cover Image Book Book

Be a revolution : how everyday people are fighting oppression and changing the world -- and how you can, too / Ijeoma Oluo.

Oluo, Ijeoma, (author.).


With Be A Revolution: How Everyday People are Fighting Oppression and Changing the World -- and How You Can, Too, Oluo aims to show how people across America are working to create real positive change in our structures. Looking at many of our most powerful systems -- like education, media, labor, health, housing, policing, and more -- she highlights what people are doing to create change for intersectional racial equity. She also illustrates various ways in which the reader can find entryways into change in these same areas, or can bring some of this important work being done elsewhere to where they live. This book aims to not only be educational, but to inspire action and change. Oluo wishes to take our conversations on race and racism out of a place of pure pain and trauma, and into a place of loving action. Be A Revolution is both an urgent chronicle of this important moment in history, as well as an inspiring and restorative call for action. -- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780063140189
  • ISBN: 0063140187
  • Physical Description: xvii, 395 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2024]

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Formatted Contents Note:
Punishment, accountability, and abolition. Richie Reseda and Mannie Thomas ; Race, patriarchy, and punishment culture ; What is abolition? ; What is beyond punishment? ; Be a revolution -- Gender justice, bodily autonomy, and race. Why it's often race and gender ; Abortion, bodily autonomy, and the racism that endangers it all ; Intersections of racism, queerphobia, and transphobia in gender justice work ; Be a revolution -- Hierarchies of body and mind: disability and race. Why disability matters ; Ableism in anti-racist work ; What is disability in communities of color? ; Be a revolution -- Race, labor, and business. Why labor matters ; Racism in labor unions ; Can we build better businesses? ; Be a revolution -- Race, the environment, and environmental justice. Race, environment, and environmental apartheid ; Environmentalist colonialism ; Be a revolution -- Race, education, and the pedagogy of our oppressors. Racism in our schools ; Is revolution possible in our schools? ; Working outside of the school system ; Be a revolution -- Arts, race, and the creative forces of revolution. Art as the keeper of community ; White supremacy in the art world ; Art as a weapon ; Be a revolution -- A life's work. Ages and stages ; Ability and privilege ; Navigating privilege in movement spaces ; Mental health and well-being.
Subject: Anti-racism > United States.
Racial justice > United States.
Social change > United States > History > 21st century.
Social action > United States > History > 21st century.
Minorities > Civil rights > United States.
Racism > United States.
Race discrimination > Prevention.
United States > Race relations.
Genre: Informational works.
Instructional and educational works.

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  • 8 of 10 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 305.8 OLUO 2024 (Text) 0001012536418 Nonfiction New In transit -

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