A Better World Starts Here: Activists and Their Work

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by Stacy Russo

Sanctuary Publishers

5/29/2019, paperback

SKU: 9780998994666


A Better World Starts Here: Activists and Their Work presents the stories of activists contributing towards the common good within their communities and beyond in a commitment to eradicate various forms of injustice and oppression. This is a book of struggle but also a book of hope, joy, and liberation.

Essential reading for anyone wishing to find empowerment and guidance, the stories of activists such as Michelle Carrera (Chilis on Wheels), activist poet Judy Grahn, Sarah Rafael García (Barrio Writers), vegan and ecofeminist writer Carol J. Adams, feminist anthropologist Ruth Behar, Sonya Renee Taylor (The Body is Not an Apology), Kamekə Brown (Farm Sanctuary), Steve Bell (Prison Library Project), Bamby Salcedo (TransLatin@ Coalition) and many others will inspire, support, and ultimately, provide promise for a better world for all readers -whether new or seasoned to activism.

25 Featured Activists & their Work:

Aquila Hope, trans activism

Marisela Gomez, gentrification activism

Sandi Torkildson, community activism

Carol J. Adams, ecofeminist activism

Sonya Renee Taylor, body activism

Kate Jessica Raphael, feminist activism

Michelle Carrera, food justice activism

Celeste Chan, queer activism

Helène Aylon, art activism

Julia Feliz Brueck, consistent anti-oppression advocacy

Ruth Behar, anthropology activism

Steve Bell, prison advocacy

Kamekə Brown, vegan advocacy

Judy Grahn, poetry activism

Bamby Salcedo, trans activism

Sarah Rafael García, literary activism

Michelle Habell-Pallán, scholar activism

Hilary Kinavey, body activism

Yago S. Cura, library activism

Beth Pickens, art activism

Lark Lo, intersectional activism

Ardeth De Vries, senior dog advocacy

Sara Vander Zanden, homelessness advocacy

Janet Holmes, photography activism

Edwin Ramirez, comedy activism

Sales from this book will be donated quarterly to the BBIPoC activists featured in the book.


Stacy Russo is a California poet, writer, and artist who is committed to creating books and art for a more peaceful world. She serves as librarian and associate professor at Santa Ana College. Stacy's books have been featured on National Public Radio, Pacifica Radio, the Canadian Broadcasting System, Sirius XM Radio, KCET Artbound, LA Weekly, and various other media channels. She holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley; Chapman University; and San Jose State University.

Stacy believes in the power of personal story, lifelong learning, and peaceful living. She takes her coffee black and eats chocolate before noon each day.