Advocacy Resources

We encourage you to read, study, and share these educational and empowering tools and resources.

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Recommended Reading:

Advocacy

  • A New Wave of Power, People and Politics: The Action Guide for Advocacy and Citizen Participation by Lisa VeneKlasen & Valerie Miller, 2007.
  • When We Fight, We Win: 21st Century Movements and the Activists that are Transforming our World by Greg Jobin-Leeds, 2016.
  • American History Words of Fire: An Anthology of African American Feminist Thought by Beverly Guy-Sheftall, 1995
  • The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander and Cornel West, 2012

Community Engagement & Development

  • Stir It Up: Lessons in Community Organizing and Advocacy by Rinku Sen, 2003
  • Creative Community Organizing: A Guide for Rabble-Rousers, Acvitists and Quiet Lovers of Justice by Si Khan, 2010

Politics and Leadership

  • When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America by Paula Giddings, 2007
  • African American Political Leaders by Charles Carey, 2011
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To inspire women of color to use the political process to improve the quality of life for their families and the collective community.

Dorthy Height

Dorothy Height

"I have been in the proximity of, and threatened by, the Klan; I have been called everything people of color are called; I have been denied admission because of a quota. I've had all of that, but I've also learned that getting bitter is not the way."
- Dorothy Height

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