When We Rise

Author: Cleve Jones
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316315443
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2017 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD WINNER The partial inspiration for the ABC television mini-series! "You could read Cleve Jones's book because you should know about the struggle for gay, lesbian, and transgender rights from one of its key participants--maybe heroes--but really, you should read it for pleasure and joy."--Rebecca Solnit, author of Men Explain Things to Me Born in 1954, Cleve Jones was among the last generation of gay Americans who grew up wondering if there were others out there like himself. There were. Like thousands of other young people, Jones, nearly penniless, was drawn in the early 1970s to San Francisco, a city electrified by progressive politics and sexual freedom. Jones found community--in the hotel rooms and ramshackle apartments shared by other young adventurers, in the city's bathhouses and gay bars like The Stud, and in the burgeoning gay district, the Castro, where a New York transplant named Harvey Milk set up a camera shop, began shouting through his bullhorn, and soon became the nation's most outspoken gay elected official. With Milk's encouragement, Jones dove into politics and found his calling in "the movement." When Milk was killed by an assassin's bullet in 1978, Jones took up his mentor's progressive mantle--only to see the arrival of AIDS transform his life once again. By turns tender and uproarious, When We Rise is Jones' account of his remarkable life. He chronicles the heartbreak of losing countless friends to AIDS, which very nearly killed him, too; his co-founding of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation during the terrifying early years of the epidemic; his conception of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, the largest community art project in history; the bewitching story of 1970s San Francisco and the magnetic spell it cast for thousands of young gay people and other misfits; and the harrowing, sexy, and sometimes hilarious stories of Cleve's passionate relationships with friends and lovers during an era defined by both unprecedented freedom and and violence alike. When We Rise is not only the story of a hero to the LQBTQ community, but the vibrantly voice memoir of a full and transformative American life.

Notes On Cleve Jones S When We Rise By Instaread

Author: Instaread
Publisher: Instaread
ISBN: 1683786971
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a companion to Cleve Jones’s When We Rise and NOT the original book. Preview: When We Rise: My Life in the Movement (2016) is a memoir by Cleve Jones, a leading activist in the gay rights movement. Based mostly in San Francisco, Jones was instrumental in the fight for gay civil rights that began in the mid-1970s. Jones’s story traces his childhood, his evolution as an activist, the assassination of gay political leader Harvey Milk, the harrowing onset of the AIDS epidemic, his personal battle with HIV, and his role in raising AIDS awareness… Inside this companion to the book: · Overview of the Book · Insights from the Book · Important People · Author's Style and Perspective · Intended Audience About the Author: With Instaread, you can get the notes and insights from a book in 15 minutes or less. Visit our website at instaread.co.

We Rise To Resist

Author: Paula vW. Dail
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476671648
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"There are more seasons to come and there is more work to do," Hillary Clinton told her supporters following her surprising defeat in the 2016 presidential election. Taking her words to heart, on January 21, 2017, millions of women (and men) across America--opposing a president-elect many considered a misogynist--marched in protest. Millions more around the world joined them in the first mass action of a new women's political resistance movement. This collection of essays and interviews presents 36 voices in this emerging movement discussing a range of topics--activism, healthcare, education, LGBTQIA issues, the environment, and other concerns that affect the political and cultural environment now and in the future (www.werisetoresist.com).

Together We Rise

Author: Women's March Organizers, The
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062843443
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In celebration of the one-year anniversary of Women’s March, this gorgeously designed full-color book offers an unprecedented, front-row seat to one of the most galvanizing movements in American history, with exclusive interviews with Women’s March organizers, never-before-seen photographs, and essays by feminist activists. On January 21, 2017, the day after Donald J. Trump’s inauguration, more than three million marchers of all ages and walks of life took to the streets as part of the largest protest in American history. In red states and blue states, in small towns and major urban centers, from Boise to Boston, Bangkok to Buenos Aires, people from eighty-two countries—on all seven continents—rose up in solidarity to voice a common message: Hear our voice. It became the largest global protest in modern history. Compiled by Women’s March organizers, in partnership with Condé Nast and Glamour magazine Editor in Chief Cindi Leive, Together We Rise—published for the one-year anniversary of the event—is the complete chronicle of this remarkable uprising. For the first time, Women’s March organizers—including Bob Bland, Cassady Fendlay, Sarah Sophie Flicker, Janaye Ingram, Tamika Mallory, Paola Mendoza, Carmen Perez, and Linda Sarsour —tell their personal stories and reflect on their collective journey in an oral history written by Jamia Wilson, writer, activist and director of The Feminist Press. They provide an inside look at how the idea for the event originated, how it was organized, how it became a global movement that surpassed their wildest expectations, and how they are sustaining and building on the widespread outrage, passion, and determination that sparked it. Together We Rise interweaves their stories with "Voices from the March"—recollections from real women who were there, across the world—plus exclusive images by top photographers, and 20 short, thought-provoking essays by esteemed writers, celebrities and artists including Rowan Blanchard, Senator Tammy Duckworth, America Ferrera, Roxane Gay, Ilana Glazer, Ashley Judd, Valarie Kaur, David Remnick, Yara Shahidi, Jill Soloway, Jia Tolentino, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and Elaine Welteroth. An inspirational call to action that reminds us that together, ordinary people can make a difference, Together We Rise is an unprecedented look at a day that made history—and the beginning of a resistance movement to reclaim our future.

This Is How We Rise

Author: Claudia Chan
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 0738220035
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From an inspiring voice in the movement for gender equality, a practical guide to achieving success through a new kind of leadership--rooted in purpose and activism for social change We live in a time of unprecedented opportunity for women. Yet despite centuries of progress, true equality remains out of reach. What will it take to bring us to a tipping point? To leadership expert and social entrepreneur Claudia Chan, the key is shifting to a "me for we" mindset, where individuals root their effort in a mission far bigger than personal success, and getting everyone--women and men--to work together for social change. By lifting others, we not only make the world better, but we can also discover our greatest meaning and achieve lasting fulfillment. In This Is How We Rise, Claudia encourages readers to join a new breed of leaders and become change makers for gender equality. Distilling wisdom and insights from her own personal and professional journey, she shares key lessons learned and offers a toolbox of thirteen foundational habits. Claudia shows how to define and develop your own purpose, vision, and pathway to becoming a thriving agent for good. Whether you own your own business or are part of the corporate world, whether you're at the top of your field or are just starting out in your career, you have the power to lead change and achieve extraordinary success in all areas of your life. This Is How We Rise will show you how to unleash it.

In The Morning When I Rise

Author: R.G. Shelton
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 9781449700799
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For I consider that the sufferings of this present time (this present life) are not worth being compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us and for us and conferred on us! Romans 8:18 The impact of Jesus’ resurrection on the first day of the week was revealed most overpoweringly by the resurrection that took place and was witnessed by others in his disciples. R. G. Shelton shares, through scripture and testimony, her experience of hope, loss of a child, darkness, being drained and emotionally buried under and the resulting impact of Resurrection in A MUST READ book In the Morning When I Rise.” Rev. Rayford J. Grady, MD – Pastor of Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit If you've always wondered why you never seemed to fit in; if you wondered why your life was so very different from everybody else's; if you've always wondered why it seemed God was always on your mind, even when you didn't want Him to be; if you've always wondered why it felt you were on a path, traveling a road from which there appeared to be no permanent detours, read In the Morning When I Rise and discover why. Travel with the author as she journals her way from loss to anointing - from counting the cost to counting all things as loss for the excellency of Jesus Christ.” CM Taylor - Publisher, TIMothy Magazine I strongly support this sincere, heartfelt, spirited directed work of Christ. It is a must read for every Christian who is serious about walking with the Lord through the valley and beside the still waters. It is a must read.” Faye W. Brown - Missionary, Public Speaker and Educator of CPS

Knowing God

Author: J. I. Packer
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 083086945X
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For over 40 years, J. I. Packer's classic has been an important tool to help Christians around the world discover the wonder, the glory and the joy of knowing God. Explaining both who God is and how we can relate to him, this thought-provoking work seeks to transform and enrich the Christian understanding of God. Ebook edition includes both Knowing God and the Knowing God Study Guide.

Revolt

Author: Jason Paulino
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491747609
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WHEN AN UNLIKELY PURPLE OBJECT APPEARS suddenly in the sky above the earth, suspicions immediately arise in the human population. People worldwide come to realize that our planet has visitors from another planet - although they are friend or foe is unclear at first. With no warning, cyborg robots descend upon Earth, and it becomes apparent these visitors are not here to make peace. First, they shut down Earth's electrical grid and put themselves into power. Next, their real mission begins: the abduction of sixteen-year-old boys, for reasons unknown. Among them are three special young men. Mike, Charlie, and Leo are each different in their own ways, but they are three of the chosen, removed from Earth. With their captors, they travel to a new purple planet. They leave behind the families and friends they love and are forced into a new life of mystery and fear. What do the cyborgs really want, and will humanity survive the disaster of loss?

And Still We Rise

Author: Barbara A. Reynolds
Publisher:
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Fifty successful Black Americans discusses the rewards and challenges of their lives and offer advice on how to reach one's goals

A Butterfly Born

Author: Velly Abraham
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1453500286
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A butterfly born is a journey of metamorphosis. This wisdom-packed collection is drawn from the writer’s private journaling and detailed account of struggles and important themes and lessons that surfaced through a difficult period. A butterfly born is symbolic. It represents perspective shifts, reinvention, and awareness of the deeper meaning of our experiences. A butterfly born identifies with a lot of the common issues that prevents us from living an authentic life. As you read this, you will find yourself questioning your intentions, examining your motives and realigning your thinking to make way for new constructions and a release in your spirit. Important reminders like having a gratitude spirit and being passionate with you are powerful and allows the reader to ponder and appreciate being in a space that allows change, sifts and evolution to be possible. This book is inspirational, practical, and mind provoking and may be useful to all who desire to morph out of their caterpillar state into their butterfly, free to roam. It speaks to the freedom that comes with awareness and urges one to identify with his/her awareness rather than just the thoughts, feelings, and vibrations that passes through it. Step toward freeing yourself.