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Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements by Charlene Carruthers

Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements by Charlene Carruthers

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A manifesto from one of America's most influential activists which disrupts political, economic, and social norms by reimagining the Black Radical Tradition.

Drawing on Black intellectual and grassroots organizing traditions, including the Haitian Revolution, the US civil rights movement, and LGBTQ rights and feminist movements, Unapologetic challenges all of us engaged in the social justice struggle to make the movement for Black liberation more radical, more queer, and more feminist. This book provides a vision for how social justice movements can become sharper and more effective through principled struggle, healing justice, and leadership development. It also offers a flexible model of what deeply effective organizing can be, anchored in the Chicago model of activism, which features long-term commitment, cultural sensitivity, creative strategizing, and multiple cross-group alliances. And Unapologetic provides a clear framework for activists committed to building transformative power, encouraging young people to see themselves as visionaries and leaders.

“Leadership is the ability to not only make your own way but to return to give others a roadmap that they, too, can follow. This is what Charlene Carruthers does with Unapologetic. She offers us a guide to getting free with incisive prose, years of grassroots organizing experience, and a deeply intersectional lens. She doesn’t forget any of us, and reminds us that bringing all of ourselves and our people with us is the only way any of us will get free.” — Janet Mock, author of Redefining Realness and Surpassing Certainty

Unapologetic serves as our marching orders. Charlene gives us not just a manual but a prayer, an intention, a critical path forward, and a deep analysis on where we’ve been. She educates us about community violence and state violence, and provides the clarity to show why Black liberation is crucial for us all.” — Patrisse Khan Cullors, coauthor of When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

 

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Beacon Press; Reprint edition (August 27, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807039829
  • ISBN-13: 9780807039823
  • UNSPSC Code: 55101500
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Beacon Press (August 28, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807019410
  • ISBN-13: 9780807019412
  • UNSPSC Code: 55101500
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 0.7 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces