Afterword meet me at the gates: Calling for scholar-activism where you are, now!

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Words and knowledge of history are necessary but are not enough; collective action, coalition-building, and solidarity must be part of our activism. Labor activists view the raid as retaliation for workers’ multimillion-dollar class action lawsuit settlement with Koch Industries, whose chicken processing plants were targeted. Creating learning environments in which students discuss their grief following gun massacres allows them to find ways to make the world-a world that is both of and “off” campus-safer and more equitable and humane. This work is activist in the deepest sense of the word because it is world-changing for the people it affects. Activism and Rhetoric details some of the ways that readers may take action as scholars to end oppression and promote social justice on and around our workplaces. Researching and teaching rhetoric afford opportunities to effect social justice. With privilege comes responsibility to create social justice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationActivism and Rhetoric
Subtitle of host publicationTheories and Contexts for Political Engagement
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781351385411
ISBN (Print)9781138501706
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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