Recently finished this book and thought it was really good. I came across it by chance in a library and was surprised that I hadn't ever heard it mentioned in feminist circles. It's a great place to start for all the women who want to get involved somehow but don't know where to start. I did find that the intro and first couple chapters are the best. After that, the ideas start repeating a bit, but I think the rest of the book is still valuable since it draws heavily on very varied examples of ways women have made change. Has anyone else read this or heard of it? Thoughts?
This is the summary from goodreads: "Grassroots is an activism handbook for social justice. Aimed at everyone from students to professionals, stay-at-home moms to artists, Grassroots answers the perennial question: What can I do? Whether you are concerned about the environment, human rights violations in Tibet, campus sexual assault policies, sweatshop labor, gay marriage, or the ongoing repercussions from 9-11, Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards believe that we all have something to offer in the fight against injustice. Based on the authors' own experiences, and the stories of both the large number of activists they work with as well as the countless everyday people they have encountered over the years, Grassroots encourages people to move beyond the "generic three" (check writing, calling congresspeople, and volunteering) and make a difference with clear guidelines and models for activism. The authors draw heavily on individual stories as examples, inspiring readers to recognize the tools right in front of them--be it the office copier or the family living room--in order to make change. Activism is accessible to all, and Grassroots shows how anyone, no matter how much or little time they have to offer, can create a world that more clearly reflects their values."