Road Map for Revolutionaries (Paperback)

Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All

By Elisa Camahort Page, Carolyn Gerin, Jamia Wilson

Ten Speed Press, 9780399581649, 208pp.

Publication Date: September 18, 2018

List Price: 16.99*
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Description

A direct, snappy guidebook on engaging in effective day-to-day activism and advocacy at all levels that uses checklists, interviews, and case studies to showcase the tools for making the changes you want to see in society and government.

As marches, protests, and boycotts return to the cultural conversation in the United States and everyday people look to take action and make their voices heard, this hands-on, hit-the-ground-running guide delivers lessons on practical tactics for navigating and protecting one's personal democracy in a gridlocked, heavily surveilled, and politically volatile country. Aimed at people who want to act but don't know what to do next, Road Map for Revolutionaries provides the resources needed to help you feel more safe, empowered, invested in, and intrinsic to the American experiment. Authors Elisa Camahort Page, Carolyn Gerin, and Jamia Wilson pull from a shared interest in positive change and diverse cultural, generational, and occupational backgrounds to break down key issues and outline action steps for local, state, and federal levels. The book addresses timely topics such as staying safe at protests, supporting marginalized communities, online privacy, and keeping up the fight for the long term. Along with breaking down topics into bullet point-style takeaways, the team also supplements the information with chapter opener illustrations from designer, artist, and archivist Josh MacPhee and infographics created by designer Lilli Keinaenen.


About the Author

ELISA CAMAHORT PAGE, one of the early advocates for social media as a communications and marketing tool, cofounded the pioneering women's media company BlogHer. As part of the founding team, Camahort Page was recognized by Fortune, Forbes, and Fast Company, among others. CAROLYN GERIN is the creator/art director of the best-selling "Anti-Bride" series from Chronicle Books. She leads Cannawise.co, a strategic branding firm for companies in the B2B and B2C cannabis industry. JAMIA WILSON is the director of the Feminist Press. Wilson has contributed to the New York Times, Today, CNN, and more. She is the author of Young, Gifted, and Black and wrote the oral history in Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World.


Praise For Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All

"Road Map for Revolutionaries answers all the questions you were afraid to ask, plus some you never thought of. It's portable, requires no batteries or electricity, and was created by three smart women. I recommend it!"
—Gloria Steinem
, activist and writer

"As we look around and see this troubling rise of violence, intolerance, and injustice, in our world, many people want to play a more active role in solving these problems. The biggest issue is most of us do not know how. Thankfully, these three brilliant and bad-ass women wrote the book we have been waiting for. Road Map for Revolutionaries is a powerful step by step guide that shows us how to move from outrage to action in ways that lead to sustainable impact and change. If you are ready to change the world right now, read this book and go get to work.”
—Bobby Jones
, CMO of PeaceFirst and author of Good is the New Cool

“What a necessary and timely project. I want to buy two more copies immediately to share with my two sons. It is awesome.”
—Ricki Lake
, talk show host, actor, and activist

"Road Map For Revolutionaries will become THE tool in your toolbox that is irreplaceable in today’s world where advocacy and activism are daily essentials. This new book co-authored by three brilliant women gives you the perfect template for supporting your chosen causes when you have run out of ideas of what more can you do. For young and mature audiences alike, you will want to buy for all those you care about."
—Susan McPherson, Founder of McPherson Strategies, a social impact-focused communications consultancy