Rise Up!

Rise Up!

Activism as Education

Perspectives on Access, Equity, and Diversifying Pathways in P-20 Education

Edited by Amalia Dache, Stephen John Quaye, Chris Linder and Keon M. McGuire

Published by: Michigan State University Press

348 pages, 7.00 x 10.00 in

  • ISBN: 9781611863246
  • Published: September 2019

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We live at a time when the need for resistance has come front and center to international consciousness. Rise Up! Activism as Education works to advance theory and practice-oriented understandings of multiple forms of and relationships between racial justice activism and diverse and transnational educational contexts. Here contributors provide detailed accounts and examinations—historical and contemporary, local and international—of active resistance efforts aimed at transforming individuals, institutions, and communities to dismantle systems of racial domination. They explore the ways in which racial justice activism serves as public education and consciousness-raising and a form of education and resistance from those engaged in the activism. The text makes a case for activism as an educational concept that enables organizers and observers to gain important learning outcomes from on-the-ground perspectives as it explores racial justice activism, specifically in the context of community and campus activism, intersectional activism, and Black diasporic liberation. This volume is an essential handbook for preparing both students and activists to effectively resist.