Tournament of Books 2015
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | January 14, 2015

    Marie Mutsuki Mockett: IMG On Trimming Roses



    Gardens do not wait. Weeds grow and flowers wilt. In the days and weeks following my father's death, my parents' garden continued to flourish and... Continue »

    spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

Notes from Canada's Young Activists: A Generation Stands up for Change

by

Notes from Canada's Young Activists: A Generation Stands up for Change Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In this compilation, young citizens describe the moments they were inspired to pursue their passions to improve their world. Their methods and causes are diverse, and their stories highlight their innovative ways of identifying and addressing problems in society. The achievements here are impressive, from Craig Kielburgers founding of Free the Children to raise awareness of child labor to Lyndsay Poaps becoming the youngest elected official in Vancouver history. These stories counter the myth of youth as self-absorbed slackers, presenting a bracing new generation of activist leaders.

Table of Contents

Art, poitics, and questioning authority / Ilona Dougherty — A reference letter to remember / George Roter — Building a nation of nations: Aboriginal youth and Canadian politics / Ginger Gosnell-Myers — It's about time / Anil Patel — Rooting for change / Severn Cullis-Suzuki — Swimming in the fast lane / Karen Kun — Catching the spirit / D. Simon Jackson — Lessons from making the jump: A young person's experience in politics / Lyndsay Poaps — The Sunday suppers / Richard Hoshino — Modern Inuk on the move / Miali-Elise Coley — Remembering the dance: Feeling my way to freedom / Annahid Dashtgard — Departure / Ahmed Kayssi — Free the children: the world's largest network of children helping children through education / Craig Kielburger — Reasons to dream / Jessica Lax — Finding Home: Storytelling, South Asians, and spirituality / Shakil Choudhury — "Ah, so we are all the same": Reflections on human development and attitudes in activism / Chris Richards — dub poetics and personal politics / d'bi.young.anitafrika — On authority and activism / Robin Rix — Watershed moments of a Metis mentor / Kris Frederickson — In, and out again / Cynthia Mackenzie — Emergence from colonialism: Memories and stories of Bantu life / Devi Mucina — Writing the wrong / Ben Peterson — Finding the "I" in action: Definging activism to include me / Natalie Gerum — Gardom Lake to Tatamagouche: Climate change, the WTO, and a community land trust / Yuill Herbert — Challenging the planet: A call from the Arctic to face the heat on climate change / Tim Harvey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781926685335
Subtitle:
A Generation Stands Up for Change
Publisher:
Greystone Books
Author:
Nutt, Samantha
Author:
Cohen, Daniel Aldana
Author:
Kayssi, Ahmed
Author:
Cullis-Suzuki, Severn
Author:
MacKenzie, Cynthia
Author:
Frederickson, Kris
Author:
Cullis-Suzuki, Severn
Subject:
Social Science : Essays
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070928
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 11 oz

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Social Science » Essays
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

Notes from Canada's Young Activists: A Generation Stands up for Change
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 240 pages Douglas & McIntyre - English 9781926685335 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.