Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Us Out! features voices from the frontlines of a new movement for educational justice that is growing across the United States. Each author tells their own story of how black and brown parents, students, educators, and their allies are fighting back against profound and systemic inequities and mistreatment of children of color in low-income communities. The organizers and activists recount their journeys to movement building, lift up victories and successes, and offer practical organizing strategies and community-based alternatives to traditional education reform and privatization schemes.
“Lift Us Up! Don’t Push Us Out! is a bold and exciting book that presents the stories we never hear—powerful stories of successful grassroots organizing in schools and communities across the nation led by parents, students, educators, and allies. The lessons we can learn from these inspiring activists and campaigns need to be spread far and wide.”
Check out the interview on Beacon Broadside!
Author Mark Warren and contributors Zakiya Sankara-Jabar, Jitu Brown and Jonathan Stith sat down with the Beacon Broadside to discuss Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Us Out! and what it means to them. Read their interview (Part 1, Part 2) and get your copy now!