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Roots of Justice: Stories of Organizing in Communities of Color (Chardon Press Series)

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With a foreword by Elizabeth Martinez, Roots of Justice recaptures some of the nearly forgotten histories of communities of color. These are the stories of people who fought back against exploitation and injustice--and won. From the Zoot Suiters who refused to put up with abuse at the hands of the Navy, to the women who organized the welfare rights movement of the 1970s, Roots of Justice shows how, through organizing, ordinary people have made extraordinary contributions to change society.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 152-154) and index.

About the Author

Larry Salomon teaches ethnic studies at San Francisco State University. The stories in this collection are based on his "Movement History" column which appeared in Third Force magazine from 1994 through 1997.

Table of Contents

"I Never Run Off the Track"

Organizing the Underground Railroad.

"Ang Laka Ay Nasa Pagkakaisa"

Strength is in the Union": Filipino Farmworkers Organize in the1930s.

The "Zoot Suit Riots"

Pachucos vs. the Navy.

"It's Our Union Too"

Chicanas Rescue the "Salt of the Earth" Strike.

Affirmative Action from the Grassroots

Black Americans Demand Jobs in San Francisco.

"Stand on a Street and Bounce a Ball"

Organizing the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.

Unafraid and Dignified

Welfare Recipients Organize for their Rights.

"No Evictions: We Won't Move!"

The Struggle to Save the I-Hotel.

"You Are Now on Indian Land"

Native Americans Occupy Alcatraz.

Participation with Power

Parents Fight for Community Control of New York City Schools.

Back to the Blanket

The Trail of Broken Treaties Marches on Washington.

"Justice, Not Sympathy"

Japanese Americans Fight for Dignity and Reparations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780787961787
Foreword:
Martinez, Elizabeth
Author:
Martinez, Elizabeth
Foreword by:
Martinez, Elizabeth
Foreword:
Martinez, Elizabeth
Author:
Salomon, Larry R.
Author:
Klein, Kim
Publisher:
Jossey-Bass
Location:
San Francisco
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Minority Studies - Ethnic American
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Minorities
Subject:
Nonprofit Organizations & Charities
Subject:
Community organization
Subject:
Social movements
Subject:
Social justice
Subject:
Civil rights movements
Subject:
Labor movement
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
Civil rights movements -- United States.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Subject:
Nonprofit organizations
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Jossey-Bass ed.
Series:
Kim Klein's Fundraising Series
Series Volume:
v.4, no.1
Publication Date:
April 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.96x6.12x.46 in. .55 lbs.

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