This past week citizens in the Bay Area and throughout the world expressed their opinions by participating in marches and protests. Resistance movements have been a way for people to voice their dissent throughout history. If you want to read about social movements and political organizing look no further than OPL. We have many new books on the topic.
If you're interested in learning about a local movement in which civic engagement resulted in positive change, join Steve Early at the Piedmont Branch Library on Tuesday evening, February 28th at 6:30 PM for a discussion of his book about Richmond, California -- Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money and the Remaking of an American City.
When we fight, we win : twenty-first-century social movements and the activists that are transforming our world / Greg Jobin-Leeds ; art curated by AgitArte ; foreword by Rinku Sen ; afterword by Antonia Darder
We the people : stories from the community rights movement in the United States / Thomas Linzey and Anneke Campbell