Activism, Alliance Building, and the Esperanza Peace and by Sara DeTurk

By Sara DeTurk

The toughness of the Esperanza Peace and Justice heart in San Antonio, Texas, means that it truly is attainable for a social switch association to at the same time handle racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, imperialism, environmental justice, and peace—and to prevail. Activism, Alliance construction, and the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center makes use of ethnographic learn to supply an instructive case examine of the significance and demanding situations of confronting injustice in all of its manifestations. via construction and retaining alliances, deploying language strategically, and utilizing creative expression as a primary organizing mechanism, The Esperanza Peace and Justice middle demonstrates the facility of multi-issue organizing and intersectional/coalitional attention. Interweaving creative programming with its social justice schedule, particularly, bargains Esperanza a distinct discussion board for inventive and political expression, institutional collaborations, and interpersonal relationships, which advertise realization elevating, mobilization, and social swap. This examine will entice students of verbal exchange, Chicana feminism, and ethnography.

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