Rising Up: The Power of Narrative in Pursuing Racial Justice (City Lights Open Media) (Paperback)

Rising Up: The Power of Narrative in Pursuing Racial Justice (City Lights Open Media) By Sonali Kolhatkar, Rinku Sen (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Sonali Kolhatkar, Rinku Sen (Foreword by)
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Rising Up offers a timely exploration of how truthful narratives by and about people of color can be used to advance social justice in the United States.

While people of color are fast becoming the majority population in the United States, the perspectives of white America still dominate the vast majority of the media created and consumed every day. Media makers of color, long shut out of the decision-making process, are rising up to advance a set of different narratives, offering stories and perspectives to counter the racism and disinformation that have long dominated America's political and cultural landscape.

In Rising Up, award-winning journalist Sonali Kolhatkar delivers a guide to racial justice narrative-setting. With a focus on shifting perspectives in news media, entertainment, and individual discourse, she highlights the writers, creators, educators, and influencers who are successfully building a culture of affirmation and inclusion.

"Sonali Kolhatkar reminds us we are the stories we tell. Our stories can cast a spell of hate, division, and fear, or they can break the powerful grip of racial injustices that have held us since our country's beginning. With personal and collective wisdom, Kolhatkar guides us in the storytelling that liberates."--Luis J. Rodriguez, author of Always Running: La Vida Loco/Gang Days in L.A.

"Rising Up challenges the reader to not only rethink their assumptions, but to understand the critical importance of the creation of progressive narratives as an instrument in the struggles for human liberation."--Bill Fletcher, Jr., author of The Man Who Fell From the Sky

About the Author

Sonali Kolhatkar is the host and producer of Rising Up with Sonali, a weekly television and radio program that airs on Free Speech TV and on Pacifica Radio station affiliates around the United States. Winner of numerous awards, including Best TV Anchor and Best National Political Commentary from the LA Press Club, she is currently the Racial Justice editor at Yes! Magazine and a Writing Fellow with the Independent Media Institute. Co-author of Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence with Jim Ingalls, Kolhatkar is Co-Director of the Afghan Women's Mission. She resides with her husband and two sons in Pasadena, California. Rinku Sen is the Executive Director of the Narrative Initiative, where she helps social justice movements develop the power to move ideas. Formerly the Executive Director of Race Forward and publisher of its award-winning news site Colorlines, Sen is the author of Stir it Up and The Accidental. She is Co-President of the Women's March and serves on the boards of the Ms. Foundation for Women and the Foundation for National Progress. She resides in New York City.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780872868724
ISBN-10: 0872868729
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publication Date: June 27th, 2023
Pages: 156
Language: English
Series: City Lights Open Media