9781887128421

No More Prisons A Hitchhiker's Guide to Community Activism

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  • ISBN13:

    9781887128421

  • ISBN10:

    1887128425

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-02-12
  • Publisher: Soft Skull Press

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Winner of the 2000 Firecracker Alternative Book Award for Best Book, Politics.

Table of Contents

Introduction
All my Hats at Once
1(3)
What I Want
4(3)
Why Are All Your Friends in Prison?
7(3)
Why We Love Prisons
10(4)
A Hitchhiker's Guide to Community Organizing
Aren't You Tired of Having the Same Hairdo as Every Other Ghetto Bitch?
14(1)
A Book for People Who Don't Usually Read
15(3)
Not Just a Book---It's a Plan
18(1)
Bomb the Ghettos
19(1)
The Bet With America
20(1)
Hitchhiking as Sport
21(2)
The Value of a Ghetto Education
23(1)
The Most Feared Neighborhoods in America
24(2)
What Bet? Which America?
26(3)
Selling Bomb the Suburbs in the Suburbs
29(2)
Publishing Industry Motherfuckers
31(2)
How Bomb the Suburbs Blew Up in My Face
33(1)
My Impossible Dream
34(3)
Triple Consciousness
37(3)
The Cool Rich Kids Movement
How Break-dancing Got Me Into Philanthropy
40(2)
In Defense of Rich Kids
42(2)
The Cool Rich People's Conference
44(3)
The Most Effective Thing You Ever Do
47(4)
Money Talks. So Can She: An Interview with Tracy Hewat
51(7)
Homeschooling and Self-Education
Schoolaholics Anonymous: How to Overcome Your Addiction to School
58(1)
The University of Planet Earth
59(3)
The Unschooling Movement
62(4)
That's Fine for Middle-Class White Kids Like You, But My Children Need a High School Diploma
66(3)
The Black Homeschooling Movement
69(7)
A Gourmet Guide to Self-Education
76(3)
The Self-Education Foundation
79(3)
Urban Life vs. Suburban Sprawl
Why I Love My Neighborhood
82(1)
The Basketball Kidnappings
83(4)
Suburban Planning
87(1)
Cities and Suburbs Unite! An Interview with David Rusk
88(3)
A City-Suburb Coalition? An Interview with Myron Orfield
91(3)
A Wicked Civilization: An Interview with James Howard Kunstler
94(4)
Prisons and Gated Communities: How Our Fear of Crime Is Killing Us
98(6)
Hip-Hop Leadership
Who's Really Saving Our Cities? (It's Not Who You Think)
104(1)
Hip-Hop as Double-Edged Sword
105(2)
Innovative Solutions to Urban Problems
107(1)
Non-Profit Meets Hip-Hop
108(2)
We Are the People We're Saving
110(2)
The Out-of-Pocket Sector
112(1)
Dissed by the Do-Gooders
113(1)
How to Work With the Hip-Hop Generation
114(3)
Master of Combinations: An Interview with Rha Goddess
117(7)
The Millionaire Who Couldn't Read: An Interview with John Payne
124(8)
The Greatest Art Form of the 21st Century
Why Philanthropy wasn't much of an Art Form in the 20th Century
132(1)
A Hitchhiker's Guide to Community Organizing
133(1)
Why Isn't There a List of Youth Activists?
134(2)
Certain Things You Can't Prove
136(1)
Why Philanthropy will Be the Greatest Art Form of the 21st Century
137(2)
The Art of Philanthropy
139(5)
Conclusions
No More Prisons, More of Everything Else
144(7)
The Organizations We Need
151(2)
Why You Need to Start Your Own Organization
153(1)
The Joy of Organizing
154(3)
Author's Acknowledgements: Why I'm Not in Prison
All the people who helped me and kept me sane
157(4)
Index 161

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