There are two essentials for people want to change world: wisdom and hope. Hope is the humility to believe that change is possible. Wisdom is the clarity to decide how to go about pursuing change. We grow in hope and wisdom through learning. Here are a few titles I’m excited about. I hope they’ll open your imagination, clarify your vision, and fill your heart with the conviction that a more equitable society is possible.
I first encountered Onnesha’s work in an article she contributed to a resistance guide entitled “Act Like the Majority We Already Are.” It was an abbreviated version of the work she’d provided for us in her book “The Marginalized Majority.” Onnesha employs her journalistic prowess, wit, and story to reveal to us that those who want a more equitable society outnumber those that don’t. It’s a fact! The trick is, learning to wield our collective power to bring that society about.
Activism can be hard work. But what if it doesn’t have to be a drain? In conversation with black radical feminists, adrienne maree brown’s new book Pleasure Activism interrogates the alleged partition between play and serious political action.
I think every person who cares deeply about social justice should have a few books that nothing but a little inspiration. This is one I’m excited about, just a bunch of quotes to keep you hopeful.
The follow up to Beautiful Trouble focuses on the stories, principles, theories, and tactics of social progress emerging from people of color around the world. What I love about the Beautiful projects is that they’re lessons are practical and concise.
I hope you’ll pick up one of these titles for your summer reading. If you do, and you find yourself inspired, feel free to reach out. I’d love to hear about what you’re learning.
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