On Tuesday, March 29th, The Community Forum for Economic Justice presents a study of “Standing Up: Tales of Struggle.” “Standing Up” is inspiring literature authored by two people who have dedicated their lives to working for the oppressed. Dr. Darryl Heller, IUSB, will be on hand to interview the authors Ellen Bravo and Larry Miller, who will be present for the event. Event details are below, along with links to sign up for Zoom, and a book review that you might enjoy.
The Community Forum for Economic Justice presents:
A Book Discussion “Standing Up: Tales of Struggle”
Stories about the Social Justice Movement that inspire and encourage!
On Tuesday, March 29th 6:00- 8:00 PM, Dr. Darryl Heller will interview the authors of the book Standing Up by Ellen Bravo and Larry Miller, followed by a general discussion
(BROOKLYN, NY: HARD BALL PRESS, 2022)
Ellen Bravo, a women’s rights activist, was the founder of the Milwaukee Chapter of 9 to 5 and the director of Family Values @ Work. Larry Miller, a union organizer and an education activist, was an editor of Rethinking Education and the President of the Milwaukee School Board.
As they stand up, slow down, form unions, leave an abusive relationship or just stir up good trouble, the characters in this multi-generation novel entertain and enlighten, make us laugh and rage, and encourage us to love deeply, that we may continue the fight for justice. The book details the joy — the enormous satisfaction of watching people stand up for themselves, the friendship and love, the ever-growing community, the delight of being present when people grow their power and bring about real change.