Books: Non-Fiction

When We Fight We Win!: Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World

Book — Non-fiction. By Greg Jobin Leeds, Dey Hernandez Vazquez, and AgitArte. 2016. 208 pages.
A visually rich and inspiring book of 21st century leaders and activists distill their wisdom, sharing lessons of what makes and what hinders transformative social change.

Time Periods: 21st Century, 2001-
Themes: Climate Justice, Democracy & Citizenship, Organizing

When We Fight, We Win (Book) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's HistoryIn this beautiful book, Greg Jobin-Leeds and AgitArte set out to articulate lessons from the emerging 21st-century “social movements and the activists that are transforming our world.”

In his introduction, Jobin-Leeds explains that for five years he asked activists — from the LGBTQ, environmental justice, education, immigrant rights, Black Lives Matter, and economic justice movements — what lessons they would like to pass on to future activists. The book’s six chapters are built around the insights he gleaned.

Climate Justice More Resources Ad | Zinn Education ProjectEach chapter features a core narrative, along with interviews, short classroom-friendly readings, photographs, and startling posters (some created by Rethinking Schools contributors Favianna Rodriguez, Meredith Stern, Julio Salgado, and Ricardo Levins Morales).

At this moment in history, it’s more important than ever that young people recognize how their futures are tied to the vitality of social movements. When We Fight We Win! is a valuable resource for educators as we help students come to see themselves as activists. [Description by Rethinking Schools.]

ISBN: 9781620970935 | The New Press

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