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Activism: Start


The 2017 Gustavus Building Bridges conference explores the topic of activism. In honor of the conference, titled "Uprooting Injustice: Fostering the Growth of Grassroots Movements," we've put together a guide to help you explore the topic further. Here, you'll find scholarly resources about grassroots movements as well as examples of recent expressions of activism.

All of the books on this page can be found in our library. This is just a small selection of the books we have available on these topics. Be sure to search the library catalog and talk to a librarian for more recommendations.

Books about Racial Justice

Books about Women's Rights

Books about Grassroots Organization and Theory

Books about Indigenous Rights

Books about LGBTQ Rights


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Julie Gilbert
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