Letters from Young Activists: Today's Rebels Speak Out

Chesa Boudin, Kenyon Farrow, Dan Berger, and Bernadine Dohrn (Preface)



A dynamic and illuminating collection of young adult activist perspective, presented creatively in the form of letters to those before them in justice movements, to their parents, event to their future selves. Compiled in 2005 but still fresh!

From the publisher:

Who will lead America in the years to come? Letters from Young Activists introduces America's bold, exciting, new generation of activists. These diverse authors challenge the common misconception that today's young people are apathetic, shallow, and materialistic. Aged ten to thirty-one, these atheist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, pagan, transgender, heterosexual, bisexual, metrosexual Americans are from every type of background and ethnicity, but are united by their struggle toward a common goal. They are the inheritors of their parents' legacy from the sixties, but also have the imagination and courage to embark on new paths and different directions. In letters addressed to their parents, to past generations, to each other, to the youth of tomorrow and to their future selves, each author articulates his or her vision for the world as they work towards racial, economic, gender, environmental and global justice. As the editors write in their introduction: 'From globalization to the war on terrorism and beyond, our generation is compelled to action in the midst of a rapidly changing, and unique political moment Our challenge, and yours, is to live our lives in a way that does not make a mockery of our values.'”

ISBN 9781560257479
List price $16.95
Publisher Bold Type Books
Year of publication 2005