By Alethia Jones,Virginia Eubanks,Barbara Smith (With)
As an organizer, author, writer, scholar-activist, and elected legit, Barbara Smith has performed key roles in a number of social justice hobbies, together with Civil Rights, feminism, lesbian and homosexual liberation, anti-racism, and Black feminism. Her 4 a long time of grassroots activism solid collaborations that brought the concept that oppression has to be fought on various fronts concurrently, together with gender, race, classification, and sexuality. via combining hard-to-find old records with new unpublished interviews with fellow activists, this publication uncovers the deep roots of today’s “identity politics” and “intersectionality” and serves as an important primer for working towards cohesion and resistance.
Alethia Jones is Director of schooling and management improvement at 1199 SEIU United Healthcare employees East.
Virginia Eubanks is affiliate Professor of Women’s stories on the collage at Albany, country college of recent York and writer of Digital lifeless finish: struggling with for Social Justice within the details Age.
Barbara Smith is Public carrier Professor within the college of Social Welfare on the collage at Albany, kingdom college of latest York. She served phrases as a member of town of Albany’s universal Council, and is the writer of The fact That by no means Hurts: Writings on Race, Gender, and Freedom.