Social Movements and Activism

Interested in learning about political organizing? Check out these new books at OPL.

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     We the People     This is an Uprising     

Power to the People     In Love and Struggle     Rules for Revolutionaries   

Vital Little Plans     Engines of Liberty     Refinery Town

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

This is an uprising : how nonviolent revolt is shaping the twenty-first century / Mark Engler and Paul Engler

Power to the People : the world of the Black Panthers / Stephen Shames & Bobby Seale ; Eric Himmel, editor

In love and struggle : the revolutionary lives of James and Grace Lee Boggs / Stephen M. Ward

Rules for revolutionaries : how big organizing could change everything / Becky Bond and Zack Exley

Vital little plans : the short works of Jane Jacobs / edited by Samuel Zipp and Nathan Storring

Engines of liberty : the power of citizen activists to make constitutional law / David Cole

Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money and the Remaking of an American City / Steve Early