What are the best ways to organize people and spur them to action?

Title

Islands of Decency

Author

Horton, Myles

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Reading

Overview

Tennessee-native Myles Horton was a social activist who co-founded the Highlander Research and Education Center whose faculty and student community included Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Stokely…

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Title

Occupy Chicago Protesters

Author

Paul, Linda

Type

Image

Overview

Linda Paul’s photograph of Occupy Chicago protesters in October of 2011 documents the movement’s presence in Chicago. The image provokes conversation about economic and social justice, civil…

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Title

The Mexican American and the Church

Author

Chavez, Cesar

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Reading

Overview

Cesar Chavez (1927-1993) was a Mexican-American labor activist who founded the United Farm Workers labor union to protect the rights of migrant workers. Chavez brought national attention to his cause…

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Title

The Path Not Taken So Far

Author

Levine, Peter

Type

Reading

Overview

In his 2010 article, “The Path Not Taken So Far,” Levine laments the fact that while much of Obama's election campaign was based on the premise of “reclaiming the meaning of citizenship”…

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Title

Waiting for the Barbarians

Author

Cavafy, C. P.

Type

Reading

Overview

Cavafy's call-and-response poem considers the human phenomenon of unity in response to a threat. As America came together after the 9/11 tragedy, so does the Roman Empire in anticipation (and fear)…

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