Activism

The Dignity of Resistance

Location

3770 S. Wentworth Ave.
60609 Chicago, IL
United States
US
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Book, Feldman, Roberta M.
Date: 
2004
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"The Dignity of Resistance chronicles the four decade history of Chicago's Wentworth Gardens public housing residents' grassroots activism. This comprehensive case study explores why and how these African-American women creatively and effectively engaged in organizing efforts to resist increasing government disinvestment in public housing and the threat of demolition." *
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English
Notes: 
*abstract taken from https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/dignity-of-resistance/BB7AB99A73ED5A1C89DB3C4E8F86B80C#fndtn-information
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ISSN/ISBN: 
9780521596862

Things That Matter

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Zine, Things That Matter
Date: 
December 2008
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It seems that this zine came out of a 2 in the morning conversation between two friends, Jamie and Katie. They discuss the all-too-common trap that many activist communities fall into: an ironic reiteration of the very hierarchies they try to dismantle. The authors seek to validate all types of "activism" and challenge the very definition of activism itself.
Language: 
English
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The Sweet Defeat of the Prison in Crete

Location

60430
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
Zine, Sweet Defeat of the Prison in Crete
Date: 
2012
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Abstract: 
Essay documenting the 2011-2012 grassroots organizing to prevent a private Immigration & Customs Enforcement detention facility that was proposed for Crete, IL.
Language: 
English
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Hungering and Thirsting for Justice: Real-Life Stories by Young Adult Catholics

Location

4848 N Clark St
60640 Chicago, IL
United States
41° 58' 13.8036" N, 87° 40' 4.4652" W
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, Louwagie, Lacey
Date: 
2012
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From the back cover: "Here are ten real-life stories by young adult Catholics trying to discover how to carry out their faith in their daily lives. You may not agree with everything they think, say, or do, but you will admire and be challenged by their passion, dedication, courage, and love for God and others." The authors focus on how their faith challenges them to seek justice in both church and society, on both macro and micro levels. Book sprang out of a blog hosted by the Chicago-based organization Call To Action.
Language: 
English
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ISSN/ISBN: 
9780879464912
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Item Donor: 
Justin Sengstock

Media Reader

Catalog Number: 
Newspaper, Media Reader
Date: 
2001
Issue: 
4
Abstract: 
"Providing independent journalism for independent thinkers."
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Abstract from front cover.
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West Side Christian Parish: Areas of Thrust

Catalog Number: 
Other: West Side Christian Parish: Areas of Thrust
Date: 
December 4, 1965
Abstract: 
Typewritten memo/mission statement, twelve pages, laying out the church's political aims of education, voter registration, and gang intervention as well as such activities' relevance to Christian practice.
Language: 
English
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In These Times: Missing in Action

Date: 
June 11, 2001
Volume: 
25
Issue: 
14
Abstract: 
In These Times is a political magazine, focusing on leftist ideals, activism, and the socially disenfranchised.
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Reference to an article in an previous issue "Self Defense" April 16, 1999
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ISSN/ISBN: 
0160-5992
Item Donor: 
In These Times

Hey, Kidz! Buy This Book: A Radical Primer on Corporate and Governmental Propaganda and Artistic Activism for Short People

Catalog Number: 
Book, Moore, Anne Elizabeth
Date: 
2004
Abstract: 
"Hey, Kidz! Buy This Book: A Radical Primer to Corporate and Governmental Propoganda and Artistic Activism for Short People is a how-to guide for young adults who have a problem with the way the world works but don't yet know how to achieve their goals for world change. Providing a solid introduction to media literacy and easy-to-follow instructions for influencing and creating media on your own, Hey, Kidz! emphasizes the importance of community building, teamwork, historical research, and creative self-expression."
Language: 
English
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Abstract taken from back cover.
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ISSN/ISBN: 
1-932360-35-2

William Kunstler Celebration

Date: 
November 5, 1995
Abstract: 
A program outlining a celebration of the life and works of lawyer and political activist William Kunstler. Born in 1919, he began working as a conventional lawyer and soon became involved in the anti-segregationist movement during the 1960s, and went on to fight against the oppression of minority groups and other people so unpopular it was agreed they could not get a fair trial.
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Large pamphlet-style program containing one envelope including a photograph of Kunstler and a guest register form.
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Cancer as a Women's Issue: Scratching the Surface

Catalog Number: 
Book/Stocker
Date: 
1991
Volume: 
vol.1
Abstract: 
Voices of women whose lives have been deeply affected by the experience of cancer speak of pain and solace, isolation and community, fear and power. This anthology explores how cancer affects women individually and collectively.
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English
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ISSN/ISBN: 
1-879427-02-8

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