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Book Parkland  Birth of a Movement

Download or read book Parkland Birth of a Movement written by Dave Cullen and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2019-02-12 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The deeply moving account of the extraordinary teenage survivors of the Parkland shooting. Emma Gonzalez called BS. David Hogg called out Adult America. Cameron Kasky recruited a colorful band of teenagers. Four days after escaping Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, they announced the audacious March for Our Lives. A month later, it was the fourth largest protest in American history. Dave Cullen takes us on the students' odyssey. With unrivaled access to their friends and families, meetings, homes and tour bus through gun country, he reveals the quirky, playful organizers that have taken the United States by storm. We see the students cope with shattered friendships and PTSD, along with the normal struggles of exams and college acceptances. We see victims refusing victimhood. This spell-binding book is a testament to change and an examination of a pivotal moment in American culture, a generational struggle to save every kids of every color from the ravages of gun violence. Parkland is a story of staggering empowerment and hope, told through the wildly creative and wickedly funny voices of a group of remarkable campaigners.

Book Parkland

    Book Details:
  • Author : Perfection Learning Corporation
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Release : 2019
  • ISBN : 9781663614742
  • Pages : pages

Download or read book Parkland written by Perfection Learning Corporation and published by Turtleback. This book was released on 2019 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Fight

    Book Details:
  • Author : John Della Volpe
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2022-01-18
  • ISBN : 1250260477
  • Pages : 146 pages

Download or read book Fight written by John Della Volpe and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2022-01-18 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From John Della Volpe, the director of polling at the Harvard Institute of Politics, Fight is an exploration of Gen Z, the issues that matter most to them, and how they will shape the future. 9/11. The war on terror. Hurricane Katrina. The 2008 financial crisis. The housing crisis. The opioid epidemic. Mass school shootings. Global warming. The Trump presidency. COVID-19. Since they were born, Generation Z (also known as "zoomers")—those born from the late 1990s to early 2000s—have been faced with an onslaught of turmoil, destruction and instability unprecedented in modern history. And it shows: they are more stressed, anxious, and depressed than previous generations, a phenomenon John Della Volpe has documented heavily through decades of meeting with groups of young Americans across the country. But Gen Z has not buckled under this tremendous weight. On the contrary, they have organized around issues from gun control to racial and environmental justice to economic equity, becoming more politically engaged than their elders, and showing a unique willingness to disrupt the status quo. In Fight: How Gen Z Is Channeling Their Passion and Fear to Save America, Della Volpe draws on his vast experience to show the largest forces shaping zoomers' lives, the issues they care most about, and how they are—despite older Americans' efforts to label Gen Z as overly sensitive, lazy, and entitled—rising to the unprecedented challenges of their time to take control of their country and our future.

Book Children as Rhetorical Advocates in Social Movements

Download or read book Children as Rhetorical Advocates in Social Movements written by Luke Winslow and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2024-03-05 with total page 175 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines “Rhetorical Children” as visible and vocal communicators, shaping public discourse on contentious social issues related to organized labor, civil rights, gun violence, and climate change. This book explores four key social movement case studies: the 1903 Mother Jones-led March of the Mill Children to reform child labor laws, the 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,-led Children’s Crusade to end segregation, the 2018 Parkland student-led March for Our Lives movement to end gun violence, and the ongoing struggle for climate change mitigation led by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. Through these case studies, the book outlines three rhetorical strategies, namely children’s ability to activate adults’ moral obligation; to invoke threats to natality and lost childhood; and to disrupt social order. It enables readers to better understand rhetorical children and the rhetorical tools required for social movements. Assessing the powerful role children play in shaping public discourse, this book will be of interest to students and scholars in the fields of Communication Studies, Rhetoric, Public Address, Social Movements, and Cultural Studies.

Book Education  the Environment and Sustainability

Download or read book Education the Environment and Sustainability written by Kai Horsthemke and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2024-02-15 with total page 157 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book tackles questions about the metaphysical and ethical foundations of our concern for our planet, and about educational and pedagogical implications. It pursues answers to urgent questions such as: should educational policy and practice be informed by a concern for nature and the environment for our (human) purposes? Or should we teach and learn for the natural environment in and for itself? Chapters in this volume contribute towards the unmasking and undoing of the various kinds of denialism and pernicious relativism (cultural, moral and epistemological) that have held us in their grip and that continue to thwart attempts to establish a sane and morally sustainable set of relationships between us, human beings, and other animals and the animate and inanimate environment. Education, the Environment and Sustainability provides educators and interested laypersons with tools for critical reflection and interrogation of their own and others’ assumptions, preconceptions, and practices affecting nature and the environment. This volume was originally published as a special issue of Ethics and Education.

Book A Relentless Threat

    Book Details:
  • Author : Kjersti VanSlyke-Briggs
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2021-07
  • ISBN : 1475857683
  • Pages : 139 pages

Download or read book A Relentless Threat written by Kjersti VanSlyke-Briggs and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2021-07 with total page 139 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Relentless Threat assembles a range of scholars who situate the phenomenon of school shootings in their own academic areas of expertise. Each author responds to a selected teen voice reflecting on their personal experiences attending school under the constant threat of a school shooting.

Book Impact of School Shootings on Classroom Culture  Curriculum  and Learning

Download or read book Impact of School Shootings on Classroom Culture Curriculum and Learning written by Crews, Gordon A. and published by IGI Global. This book was released on 2021-09-24 with total page 355 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Different areas of inquiry have addressed the tragedy of school shootings and their deeply disruptive impacts upon school culture, classrooms, and student learning in this contemporary moment. Therefore, it is important to bring together interdisciplinary research on the long-term impacts of these events on students, teachers, and communities. In an age where arming classroom teachers is a serious policy initiative, there is a question of how a culture of fear manifests itself in those involved in school systems. There is a need to study these effects and implications in a time where violence and school shootings appear to have become more common than ever before. Hence, there is a need for diverse perspectives in this area of complex and urgent inquiry. Impact of School Shootings on Classroom Culture, Curriculum, and Learning explores the manifestations of the threat of school shootings and the aftermath of such tragic events through an interdisciplinary approach including but not limited to inquiries from educational psychology, sociology, educational philosophy, school leadership, and school culture with a view towards understanding the enduring and obscured effects of school shootings beyond the prevailing emphasis on facility safety and security. While chapters highlight topics such as resilience and recovery, school culture, sociology of schools, leadership and school regulation, and many more areas of interest, this book is ideal for educational leaders and administrators, classroom teachers, counselors, therapists, psychologists, school division trustees, law enforcement, policymakers, researchers, academicians, and students looking for the impacts and aftermath of school shootings on all aspects of education.

Book Guns in American Society  3 volumes

Download or read book Guns in American Society 3 volumes written by Jaclyn Schildkraut and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2022-12-01 with total page 1188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The revised third edition of the landmark Guns in American Society provides an authoritative and objective survey of the history and current state of all gun-related issues and areas of debate in the United States. Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law is a comprehensive and evenhanded three-volume reference resource for understanding all of the political, legal, and cultural factors that have swirled around gun rights and gun control in America, past and present. The encyclopedia draws on a vast array of research in criminology, history, law, medicine, politics, and social science. It covers all aspects of the issue: gun violence, including mass shootings in schools and other public spaces; gun control arguments and organizations; gun rights arguments and organizations; the firearms industry; firearms regulation, legislation, and court decisions; gun subcultures (for example, hunters and collectors); leading opinion-shapers on both sides of the gun debate; technological innovations in firearm manufacturing; various types of firearms, from handguns to assault weapons; and evolving public attitudes toward guns. Many of these entries place the topics in both historical and cross-cultural perspective.

Book The Minds of Mass Killers

Download or read book The Minds of Mass Killers written by P. Shavaun Scott and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2021-11-12 with total page 377 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Public mass killings are becoming more common. Though the chances of being harmed or killed in a mass shooting are slim, each incident affects the public's sense of safety. There are many myths and falsehoods concerning mass murderers. As a result, the public lacks reliable knowledge about the reasons behind such killings, preventing the development of comprehensive strategies to mitigate the violence. Written by a mental health therapist with thirty years of clinical experience in violence prevention, this book clarifies the realities of mass killings. Using research from forensic psychology, it provides a foundation for understanding the "pathway to violence" identified in the personal histories of many mass murderers. Drawing from criminology, neuroscience and developmental and social psychology, the author makes the case that we are all capable of creating a safer society.

Book The Politics of Gun Control

Download or read book The Politics of Gun Control written by Robert J. Spitzer and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2023-08-10 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since its initial publication, this book has become the classic work on every important element of the tumultuous national gun debate in America. This new edition brings together the latest developments and research in gun politics, policy, law, history, and criminology to provide a comprehensive and accessible source widely used by scholars, journalists, and in classrooms. In this era of polarized politics, this book provides a unique window into how and why that polarization drives our politics. Among the new topics covered in this edition are the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, new Supreme Court protections for concealed carry permits, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on gun violence and policy. New to the Ninth Edition • Examines current gun control legislation at both state and federal levels, particularly the circumstances that lead to the passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act in 2022. • Introduces the new constitutional standards for gun control legislation set by the controversial, pro-Second Amendment Supreme Court ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen (2022). • Provides expanded and updated consideration on related issues including: the rise of "gun carry" movements on college campuses, attempts to regulate "ghost guns," bump stocks and guns with high capacity magazines, .50 caliber sniper rifles, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the January 6 Capitol Attack, and the Black Lives Matter movement on contemporary gun control debates. • Tracks the financial, political, and legal crises that threaten the dominance of the National Rifle Association and examines the rise of new gun rights groups, such as the National Association for Gun Rights. • Presents new and updated statistical research on gun ownership in America, gun-related fatalities, public opinion support of "red-flag" laws and other gun control measures. • Incorporates new pedagogical features of chapter summaries and discussion questions into each chapter.

Book Developments in American Politics 9

Download or read book Developments in American Politics 9 written by Gillian Peele and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-02-26 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This textbook provides students of US Politics with an informed scholarly analysis of recent developments in the American political environment, using historical background to contextualize contemporary issues. As the ninth edition, this book reviews a time of political controversy in the United States, touching on topics such as gender, economic policy, gun control, immigration, the media, healthcare, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the widespread social protests against police brutality. The book looks both backwards to Trump's presidency and forward to Biden's. Ultimately, the editors and contributors evaluate the significance of these events on the future of American politics, providing a perspective that is at once broad and meticulous.

Book Extremist Mindsets and Strategies

Download or read book Extremist Mindsets and Strategies written by S. Clara Kim and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2021-06-08 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presenting an analysis of modern-day extremism, this book explores how any group of people or participants in a movement--political, ideological, racial, ethnonational, religious, or issue-driven--can adopt extremist mindsets if they believe their existence or interests are threatened. Looking beyond "fringe" resistance groups already labeled as terrorists or subversives, the author examines conventional organizations--political parties, religious groups, corporations, interest groups, nation-states, police, and the military--that deploy extremist strategies to further their agendas. Dynamics of mutual causation process between dominant and resistant extremist groups are explored, including how resistant extremisms surface in response to oppressive and abusive measures advanced by the dominant groups to further their interests and maintain supremacy through systemic injustices, as happens in slavery, caste systems, patriarchy, colonialism, autocracy, exploitive capitalism, and discrimination against minorities.

Book Blood Gun Money

    Book Details:
  • Author : Ioan Grillo
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2021-02-23
  • ISBN : 1635572797
  • Pages : 417 pages

Download or read book Blood Gun Money written by Ioan Grillo and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2021-02-23 with total page 417 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “An eye-opening and riveting account of how guns make it into the black market and into the hands of criminals and drug lords.”--Adam Winkler From the author of El Narco and winner of the Maria Moors Cabot Prize, a searing investigation into the enormous black market for firearms, essential to cartels and gangs in the drug trade and contributing to the epidemic of mass shootings. The gun control debate is revived with every mass shooting. But far more people die from gun deaths on the street corners of inner city America and across the border as Mexico's powerful cartels battle to control the drug trade. Guns and drugs aren't often connected in our heated discussions of gun control-but they should be. In Ioan Grillo's groundbreaking new work of investigative journalism, he shows us this connection by following the market for guns in the Americas and how it has made the continent the most murderous on earth. Grillo travels to gun manufacturers, strolls the aisles of gun shows and gun shops, talks to federal agents who have infiltrated biker gangs, hangs out on Baltimore street corners, and visits the ATF gun tracing center in West Virginia. Along the way, he details the many ways that legal guns can cross over into the black market and into the hands of criminals, fueling violence here and south of the border. Simple legislative measures would help close these loopholes, but America's powerful gun lobby is uncompromising in its defense of the hallowed Second Amendment. Perhaps, however, if guns were seen not as symbols of freedom, but as key accessories in our epidemics of addiction, the conversation would shift. Blood Gun Money is that conversation shifter.

Book Change the World Using Social Media

Download or read book Change the World Using Social Media written by Paul Signorelli and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book was released on 2021-01-15 with total page 235 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this story-driven handbook to using social media to foster collaboration and positive change, people using social media describe how those tools work and how they have used social media to produce positive transformations within their extended communities. Starting with an overview of what social media tools provide, Signorelli shows how social media tools can be quickly learned and easily adapted to produce small- as well as large-scale changes when used effectively in conjunction with other collaboration resources and tools. Chapters include: What Is Social Media and What Can It Do for You? Facing the Pros and Cons of Facebook Twitter: Small Messages With Large Results LinkedIn and Collaborative Project Management Tools: Tapping Into Business Networks Picturing Change: Instagram, Snapchat, and Flickr Blogging for Social Change Broadcasts and Podcasts: YouTube, TalkShoe, and Zencastr Videoconferencing and Telepresence: Meeting Online to Change the World Follow the Money: Changing the World through Online Fundraising Facing Incivility: Trolls, Online Harassment, and Fake News Organizing to Change the World This engaging handbook that takes us into the minds and hearts of some of today’s most successful activists, showing how they think and work. Paul Signorelli helps us see easy ways you can incorporate the examples they provide into your own work to create stronger, more creative, positive results when addressing today’s myriad challenges. By the time you finish reading this book, you should be able to decide which social media tools will be most effective for you, immediately begin using those tools to reach your goals, and be one large step closer to changing your world.

Book Teens Choosing to Read

Download or read book Teens Choosing to Read written by Gay Ivey and published by Teachers College Press. This book was released on 2023 with total page 140 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a sea of troubling reporting about education, teaching, reading, and the wellbeing of teens, Ivey and Johnston bring some good news that shows what happens when we stop underestimating young people. This accessible book offers an engaging account of a 4-year study of adolescents who went from reluctant to enthusiastic readers. These youth reported that reading not only helped them manage their stress, but also helped them negotiate happier, more meaningful lives. This amazing transformation occurred when their teachers simply allowed them to select their own books, invited them to read, with no strings attached, and provided time for them to do so. These students, nearly all of whom reported a previously negative relationship with reading, began to read voraciously inside and outside of school; performed better on state tests; and transformed their personal, relational, emotional, and moral lives in the process. This illuminating book leads readers on a tour of adolescents’ reading lives in their own words, offering a long-overdue analysis of students’ deep engagement with literature. The text also includes research to inform arguments about what students should and should not read and the consequences of limiting students’ access to the books that interest them through censorship. Book Features: Links young adults’ reading engagement with socio-emotional and intellectual development.Provides nuanced descriptions of teaching practices that facilitate student agency in learning.Features student voices that have been absent in debates about what is appropriate for young people to read and under what circumstances.Connects student perspectives on reading, with positive outcomes of reading, to research from other disciplines.Illuminates the breadth and depth of the responsibilities of teaching English language arts.

Book Inspired to Action

Download or read book Inspired to Action written by Jean Rawitt and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2023 with total page 149 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Inspired to Action provides concrete tools and resources to help young adults become skillful advocates who can work effectively to make real change happen. It includes sections on developing effective communication, fundraising, motivational skills, and more"--

Book Self Care for New and Student Nurses

Download or read book Self Care for New and Student Nurses written by Dorrie K. Fontaine and published by Sigma Theta Tau. This book was released on 2021-04-09 with total page 571 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Self-Care for New and Student Nurses presents techniques to prepare you for stressors present now and those to come. No matter where you are in your nursing career, this book offers you multiple ways to prioritize your own mental, physical, and emotional health.