We Are Power: How Nonviolent Activism Changes the World
We Are Power brings to light the incredible individuals who have used nonviolent activism to change the world. The book explores questions such as what is nonviolent resistance and how does it work? In an age when armies are stronger than ever before, when guns seem to be everywhere, how can people confront their adversaries without resorting to violence themselves? Through key international movements as well as people such as Gandhi, Alice Paul, Martin Luther King, Cesar Chavez, and Václav Havel, this book discusses the components of nonviolent resistance. It answers the question “Why nonviolence?” by showing how nonviolent movements have succeeded again and again in a variety of ways, in all sorts of places, and always in the face of overwhelming odds. The book includes endnotes, a bibliography, and anindex.
JLG Release: Jul 2020
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8 1/4" x 5 1/2"
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Violence: General , Language: Racial or Ethnic Epithet/Slur
Nonviolence, History of protest movements, Political participation, Social change, Social activists, Mahatma Gandhi (1869–1948), Alice Paul (1885–1977), Martin Luther King, Jr, (1929–1968), Cesar Chavez (1927–1993), Václav Havel (1936–2011),