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No, you shut up : speaking truth to power and reclaiming America

Author
Sanders, Symone D., author.
Title
No, you shut up : speaking truth to power and reclaiming America / Symone D. Sanders.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Published
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]
Description
228 pages ; 22 cm
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Who is "we" anyway?
  • Power (hint: it's really about influence)
  • Redefining normal (or: why be normal when you can be fabulous?)
  • Calling all radical revolutionaries (and the rest of us too)
  • Get out of line
  • Stand in in the gap
  • Don't take no for an answer (but do your homework first)
  • The moment is now
  • Epilogue.
Summary
In this rousing call to leadership, the self-described millennial spokesperson for the culture, CNN's designated "woke AF" former commentator, and the youngest national press secretary in the history of the United States shares her take-no-prisoners approach to life, politics, and career success, and shows a new generation how to be loud and powerful in their own right.Many people--most notably white older men--may try to stop Symone Sanders from speaking up and out. But Symone will NOT shut up. And neither should you. In this inspiring call-to-action, Symone tells stories from her own life of not-shutting-up alongside loud young revolutionaries who came before her to help you find your authentic voice and use it to your advantage; to fight ideological battles more effectively; and to resist those who try to silence you. We are all gurus, masterminds, artists, entrepreneurs--we are the change agents we have been waiting for. IT IS US. And the time is RIGHT NOW. I know you're wondering, "But HOW?" And we don't have all the answers! Symone is the first to admit we're all winging it in one way or another. But the point is we're out there doing it. So get started. Open your mouth and start talking. Loudly. No You Shut Up goes beyond the surplus of "Vote-Or-Die" books we've seen before. Because change doesn't just happen at the ballot box. We need people fighting oppression, injustice, and inequality--in the workplace, on the cultural battlefield, in government, in every corner of the world. With spirited storytelling filtered through a voice that cannot and will not be ignored, Symone inspires you to start now. You don't need to have all the answers, or wait your turn to help create the change you want to see. All you need is a new toolbox, an unshakeable commitment, and the confidence and guidance to wield those tools effectively. "Many people-- most notably white older men-- may try to stop Sanders from speaking up and out. But Symone will not shut up-- and neither should you. We are the change agents we have been waiting for. The time is right now. And we don't have all the answers! But the point is we're out there doing it. So get started. Open your mouth and start talking. Loudly. Change doesn't just happen at the ballot box. We need people fighting oppression, injustice, and inequality-- in the workplace, on the cultural battlefield, in government, in every corner of the world"-- Adapted from jacket
Subject headings
Political participation--United States. Political activists--United States. Social advocacy--United States. Social action--United States.
Genre heading
Personal narratives. Creative nonfiction. Personal narratives. Creative nonfiction.
ISBN
9780062942685 (hardcover) 0062942689 (hardcover)

Holdings

Library
Southeast Library - New Albany
Call Number
JK1764 .S25 2020
Location
IU Southeast Lib. - Social Justice and Diversity Collection
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