BOOK EXCERPTS: From United We Stand Divided We Fall: Opposing Trump’s Agenda – Essays on Protest and Resistance

Two great book excerpts including: “The Principles For Which We Fight” by Yohuru Williams and “Peacemaking and the Search for Home in Dark Times” by Esther Sokolov Fine and Vanessa Barnett

Book: United We Stand Divided We Fall: Opposing Trump’s Agenda – Essays on Protest and Resistance
Authors: 17 contributing authors (see list below)
(192 pp.) $14.95
ISBN: 978-1942146575
Paperback: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Waterstones | IndieBound (local bookstore) | Books-A-Million! | Indigo Books
Ebook:  Amazon

United We Stand Divided We Fall: Opposing Trump’s Agenda – Essays on Protest and Resistance

In United We Stand Divided We Fall: Opposing Trump’s Agenda – Essays on Protest and Resistance Garn Press has gathered together essays by great scholars and renowned teachers who oppose the direction in which President Trump is leading the country. These are essays, to quote George Lakoff, which frame American values accurately and systemically day after day, telling truths by American majority moral values.

These are essays of protest against and resistance to Trump’s presidency, to his billionaire cabinet, to the privileging in the White House of white supremacists, the promulgation of “alternate facts”, the denigration of media sources, the purges of State Department personnel, the gag orders at the EPA and scientists placed on “watch lists”, the travel bans on people from wide swaths of U.S. society and on refugees … the list is long.

They are also essays that tackle the question of what we can do to stop Trump from becoming a fast moving catastrophe. The writers of conscience who have written this collection of essays are all actively engaged in opposing President Trump and their writings encourage us to participate in the resistance movement.  Read with a pencil in hand. Make notes on what you can do to join aspects of the movement that reflects the needs and concerns of your community. Through social media you can go global while acting locally.

Book Excerpt “The Principles For Which We Fight” by Yohuru Williams

Book Excerpt from author Yohuru Williams, Professor of History and author of Black Politics/White Power: Civil Rights Black Power and Black Panthers in New Haven

 

Book Excerpt: “Peacemaking and the Search for Home in Dark Times” by Esther Sokolov Fine and Vanessa Barnett

Esther Sokolov Fine is Professor Emerita of Education, Former Elementary School Teacher in Downtown Public Housing Communities and Alternative Programs, and Author of Raising Peacemakers (Garn Press). Vanessa Barnett is School District Arts Program Coordinator, University Arts Instructor, and Museum Arts Consultant.

 

Full List of Contributing Authors

Yohuru Williams: Yohuru R. Williams is Professor of History and Author of Black Politics/White Power: Civil Rights Black Power and Black Panthers in New Haven

Denny Taylor: Denny Taylor is Professor Emeritus of Literacy Studies, Novelist, Children’s Author, and Founder of Garn Press

Jonathan Foley: Jonathan Foley is a World-Leading Environmental Scientist and Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences

Charlene Smith: Charlene Smith is a Journalist, Documentary Film Maker, Author and Biographer of President Nelson Mandela

David Joseph Kolb: David Joseph Kolb is a Prize Winning Reporter, Editor and Columnist, and Author of Devil Knows: Tale of Murder and Madness in America’s First Century (Garn Press)

P.L. Thomas: P.L. Thomas is a Recipient of the NCTE George Orwell Award and Author of Beware the Roadbuilders and Trumplandia (Garn Press)

Jennifer C. Berkshire: Jennifer Berkshire is a Writer, Editor, and Author of the Have You Heard Blog and Co-Host of its Weekly Podcast on Education in the Time of Trump

Morna McDermott: Morna McDermott is Professor of Education and Co-Editor of Testing Our Courage: United Opt Out and the Testing Resistance Movement

Steven Singer: Steven Singer is a Public School Teacher, Education Advocate and Author of the Gadfly on the Wall Blog

Russ Walsh: Russ Walsh is a Public School Teacher, Literacy Specialist, Curriculum Supervisor and College Instructor, and Author of A Parent’s Guide to Public Education (Garn Press) and the Russ on Reading Blog

Katie Lapham: Katie Lapham is a NYC Public School Teacher and Author of the Critical Classrooms, Critical Kids Blog

Anne Haas Dyson: Anne Haas Dyson is Professor of Education, a Recipient of the NCTE Outstanding Educator of the Year Award, and Author of Negotiating a Permeable Curriculum (Garn Press)

Esther Sokolov Fine: Esther Sokolov Fine is Professor Emerita of Education, Former Elementary School Teacher in Downtown Public Housing Communities and Alternative Programs, and Author of Raising Peacemakers (Garn Press)

Vanessa Barnett: Vanessa Barnett is School District Arts Program Coordinator, University Arts Instructor, and Museum Arts Consultant

Carolyn Walker: Carolyn Walker is a journalist, memoirist, essayist, poet, and creative writing instructor nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and Author of Every Least Sparrow (Garn Press)

Steve Nelson: Steve Nelson, Head of Calhoun School 1998-2017 in NYC, one of America’s most notable progressive schools, and Author of First Do No Harm: Progressive Education in a Time of Existential Risk (Garn Press)

George Lakoff: George Lakoff, Professor Emeritus of Cognitive Science and Linguistics, is a World Renowned Linguist Integrating Studies of Social Issues and Politics from a Neural Linguistics Perspective

Book: United We Stand Divided We Fall: Opposing Trump’s Agenda – Essays on Protest and Resistance
Authors: 17 contributing authors (see list below)
(192 pp.) $14.95
ISBN: 978-1942146575
Paperback: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Waterstones | IndieBound (local bookstore) | Books-A-Million! | Indigo Books
Ebook:  Amazon

Book Reviews

Review

“If you wanted to talk to some of the leading activists fighting for civil rights, education and science, you’d have to attend one of the major marches in Washington, DC. Or you could just pick up a copy of this book. It is overflowing with the kind of on-the-ground wisdom you only get from people who have dedicated their lives to fighting the good fight.” – Amazon Reviews, Amazon

Review

“These are truthful, fact filled essays which include very personal essays on the vulnerabilities of children and adults who are directly impacted by Trump’s hostile policies that target people and the planet. The essays deepen understandings, present research based arguments and includes essential knowledge to all those who want to participate in the national movement to stop him.” – Amazon Reviews, Amazon

Review

“This powerful new publication both explains and documents much of the political unrest and violation of the public good in today’s unstable and threatening environment. Denny Taylor and Garn Press are to be congratulated for this timely and forthright collection of carefully thought out and explicit essays.” – Amazon Reviews, Amazon

Review

“One after another essay provides the hope we need and reminds of the responsibility we share in this disturbing time. I’ve lived a while and seen our country at its best and worst. This is the most troubling era of my lifetime. The Earth is under assault as are our human spirits. Opposition and resistance are the stuff of true patriotism and this book can be the patriotic anthem for a generation.”- Amazon Reviews, Amazon

Review

“Just in time to stop the Republican maniac in the White House from subverting the Constitution and destroying American democracy is this nifty volume of resistance essays guaranteed to awaken your inner Thomas Paine. There is also a handy guide to sources of help and guidance in this troubled times. Thank you, Garn Press of New York City. Please bring on Volume II! The rest of you: RESIST!” – Amazon Reviews, Amazon

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