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The Power in the Room by Jay Gillen

The Power in the Room

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The Power in the Room by Jay Gillen
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Sep 24, 2019 | ISBN 9780807064542

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“Readers interested in the intersection of political activism, economics, community, and education will find ample food for thought in Gillen’s insightful call for action.”
Library Journal

“A must-read for activists and theorists who are concerned about democratic life in contemporary America.”
—Theresa Perry, author of Young, Gifted, and Black: Promoting High Achievement Among African-American Students

“A visionary tour de force built on a rock-solid foundation of teaching and organizing.”
—William Ayers, coauthor of “You Can’t Fire the Bad Ones!”: And 18 Other Myths About Teachers, Teachers’ Unions, and Public Education

“Anyone who wants to learn how to support youth development outside the dominant paradigms needs to wrestle with Gillen’s argument that economic empowerment, political activism, and education aren’t three different things; for Black people, they are three aspects of one thing. An extraordinarily important book, one Ella Baker would have loved.”
—Charles Payne, author of I’ve Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement

Table Of Contents

Foreword

INTRODUCTION
Organizing, Economics, and the African American Educational Tradition

PART I: Structures

CHAPTER 1
From Crawl Spaces to a Youth Economy

CHAPTER 2
Solving Our Own Problems

CHAPTER 3
Building Capacity

PART II: Re-rooting Education

CHAPTER 4
An Educational Bureaucracy Built on Violence

CHAPTER 5
Base Communities: Re-rooting Education

CHAPTER 6
Accountability, the National Student Bill of Rights, and the Legacy of Struggle

Acknowledgments
Notes

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