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Executive Director of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic in San Francisco, Randy Shaw shares how people can win social change struggles against even overwhelming odds with the indispensable guide--which has been thoroughly revised and updated--The Activist's Handbook: Winning Social Change in the 21st Century. Perfect for activists, and anyone interested in the future of progressive politics in America, Shaw--a longtime activist for urban issues--shows that with a plan, positive change can be achieved.
For some of us, "Yes, we can," rallying cry from the past election, echoed an earlier call familiar from United Farm Worker organizing: "Si! Se Puede" is its Spanish equivalent. Activist Randy Shaw makes the case that the UFW's broad coalition-building and on-the-ground training also inspired and prepared a generation of young activists working now in electoral politics and labor organizing. These subjects, and more, he discusses in his new book, Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century (University of California Press). Randy Shaw is the director of San Francisco's Tenderloin Housing Clinic, and is editor of the online daily paper, BeyondChron.org. His previous books are The Activist's Handbook and Reclaiming America. (KingRat)… (mais)
Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century
Cesar Chavez is the most prominent Latino in United States history books, and much has been written about Chavez and the United Farm Worker's heyday in the 1960s and '70s. But left untold has been their ongoing impact on 21st century social justice movements. Beyond the Fields unearths this legacy, and describes how Chavez and the UFW's imprint can be found in the modern reshaping of the American labor movement, the building of Latino political power, the transformation of Los Angeles and California politics, the fight for environmental justice, and the burgeoning national movement for immigrant rights. Many of the ideas, tactics, and strategies that Chavez and the UFW initiated or revived—including the boycott, the fast, clergy-labor partnerships and door-to-door voter outreach—are now so commonplace that their roots in the farmworkers' movement is forgotten. (booksense)… (mais)