We Rise : The Earth Guardians Guide to Building a Movement That Restores the Planet
We Rise is the ultimate guide to taking action: a groundbreaking blueprint on how to create great and lasting change. Written by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, a dynamic new force in the world of activism, this book provides in-depth information on everything from the theory of change to methods on how to build a strong community. It begins with the remarkable story of the Earth Guardians, an activist hip-hop group that empowers young people to engage in activism and political action across a variety of societal issues. With 822.3K Facebook followers and 24.4K Instagram followers, Earth Guardians' passionate audience is growing steadily. In Xiuhtezcatl's powerful voice, the book explores all the aspects of effective activism. It offers instruction on forming communities for a solution-oriented movement. It also presents sidebars featuring conversations between Xiutezcatl and well-known activists, including Bill McKibben, Shailene Woodley, Jeff Orlowsky, Suzy Cameron, Paul Watson, Winona LaDuke, Van Jones, Mark Ruffalo, Dallas Goldtooth, and Arvol Looking Horse. Truly unique, We Rise will interest anyone interested in creating real and radical change.
- Hardback | 240 pages
- 152 x 229 x 15mm | 453.59g
- 12 Oct 2017
- Rodale Books,US
- New York, United States
About Justin Spizman
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is a 16-year-old indigenous climate activist, hip-hop artist, and a powerful voice on the front lines of a global youth-led environmental movement. At the early age six, Xiuhtezcatl began speaking around the world from the Rio+20 United Nations Summit in Rio de Janeiro, to addressing the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York. He is the youth director of Earth Guardians, an organization of young activists, artists, and musicians from across the globe stepping up as leaders and working together to create positive change in their communities to address climate change and other important issues that will define our future. He has traveled across the nation and to many parts of world educating his generation about the state of the planet they are inheriting and inspiring them into action to protect the earth. His movement has grown to over 2,000 youth lead Earth Guardian crews globally working on the front lines to combat climate change. His work has been featured on PBS, Showtime, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Upworthy, The Guardian, Vogue, CNN, MSNBC, HBO, and many more. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.