Towards the Other America Anti Racist Resources for White People Taking Action for Black Lives Matter Chris Crass calls on all of us to join our values to the power of love and act with courage for a world where Black lives truly matter A world where the death culture of white supremacy no longer devo

  • Title: Towards the “Other America”: Anti-Racist Resources for White People Taking Action for Black Lives Matter
  • Author: Chris Crass
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  • Page: 235
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  • Chris Crass calls on all of us to join our values to the power of love and act with courage for a world where Black lives truly matter A world where the death culture of white supremacy no longer devours the lives of Black people and no longer deforms the hearts and souls of white people.In addition to his own soul searching essays and practical organizing advice in his Chris Crass calls on all of us to join our values to the power of love and act with courage for a world where Black lives truly matter A world where the death culture of white supremacy no longer devours the lives of Black people and no longer deforms the hearts and souls of white people.In addition to his own soul searching essays and practical organizing advice in his notes to activists, Chris Crass lifts up the voices of longtime white anti racist leaders organizing in white communities for Black Lives Matter Crass has collected lessons and vibrant examples of this work from rural working class communities in Kentucky and Maine, mass direct action in Wisconsin and New York, faith based efforts among Jewish communities, Unitarian Universalists, and the United Church of Christ, and national efforts like Showing Up for Racial Justice SURJ and Jewish Voice for Peace.

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    About “Chris Crass

    1. Chris Crass says:

      Chris Crass is a longtime organizer, educator, and writer working to build powerful working class based, feminist, multiracial movements for collective liberation Throughout the 1990s he was an organizer with Food Not Bombs, an economic justice anti poverty group and network with them he helped build up the direct action based anti capitalist Left internationally.Building on the successes and challenges of the mass direct action convergences of the global justice movement, most notably in Seattle against the WTO in 1999, he helped launch the Catalyst Project Catalyst Project combines political education and organizing to develop and support anti racist politics, leadership, and organizing in white communities and builds dynamic multiracial alliances locally and nationally Through Catalyst Project, where he was the co coordinator for then a decade, he worked with tens of thousands of activists working on a wide range of issues in their communities and on their campuses Through workshops on anti racism, feminism for men, developing collective leadership and lessons from past movements, Crass has supported hundreds of organizations and leaders around the country.In 2000 he was a co founder of the Colours of Resistance network, which served as a think tank and clearinghouse of anti racist feminist analysis and tools for activists in the U.S and Canada After Sept 11th, 2001, he helped to found the Heads Up Collective which brought together a cadre of white anti racist organizers to build up the multiracial Left in the San Francisco, Bay Area through alliances between the majority white anti war movement and locally based economic and racial justice struggles in communities of color He was also a member of the Against Patriarchy Men s Group that supported men in developing their feminist analysis and their feminist leadership.He has written widely about anti racist and anarchist organizing, lessons from women of color feminism, and strategies to build visionary movements His essays have been translated into half a dozen languages, taught in hundreds of classrooms, and included in over a dozen anthologies including Globalize Liberation How to Uproot the System and Build a Better World, On the Road to Healing An Anthology for Men Ending Sexism, and We Have Not Been Moved Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America.He graduated from San Francisco State University in Race, Class, Gender and Power Studies Originally from California, he currently lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with his partner Jardana Peacock and their son, River He is a member of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church and was worked with dozens of faith based communities to help build up the spiritual Left.



    2 thoughts on “Towards the “Other America”: Anti-Racist Resources for White People Taking Action for Black Lives Matter

    1. A resource for white people who want to end white silence on racism, with something for those who are just beginning to educate themselves as well as for organizers who have been working on the issue for years. I read it for a discussion at a Standing Up for Racial Justice meeting, and much of the book deals with SURJ and its work. The first third of the book, about why and how white people need to organize against white supremacy and for "collective liberation," was quite inspiring and useful; [...]

    2. Very important book for white people who are or want to become anti-racist activists. Contains numerous essays, mostly 5 pages or fewer and written in the early-mid-2010s. (Having each of them dated would have been helpful.) Perspectives include Christian, Jewish, atheist, lesbian, gay, trans, queer, genderqueer, straight, cisgender, and others. A note to the publisher: In future editions, you should consider making each essay heading much bigger and the offset quotes a lot smaller (perhaps swit [...]

    3. I truly believe this book has the power to change lives. Chris Crass describes and discusses in detail what white people disgusted by racism and white supremacy can do, in a variety of different ways, to be the change we wish to see. I feel so inspired by his work for racial justice - this book lights the flame of passion and inspiration in anyone who's been afraid to act for Black liberation and the Black Lives Matter movement.

    4. Important content, and good information for white allies working for racial justice. Rather than a cohesive book, however, this is a collection of essays, interviews, and "notes", so to sit down and read it cover to cover feels repetitive and redundant. Might make a great book for a study group, reading just one section at a time and then talking about it.

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