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Peace by Peace

Risking Public Action, Creating Social Change

Lisa Ellen Silvestri

Published: Dec 12 2024


Published: Dec 12 2024


Published: Dec 12 2024

OA Ebook
Published: Dec 12 2024


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Eight stories about extraordinary action carried out by ordinary people

When you want to effect positive change against structural and systemic problems, where do you begin? In Peace by Peace Lisa Silvestri uses interview-based storytelling to explore the catalytic moments that led ordinary people to address social, political, and economic issues in their communities ranging from the West Bank to West Baltimore. The source of their audacity is practical wisdom, an Ancient Greek virtue that Silvestri revives for twenty-first century application.

In the face of challenges like environmental exploitation, global conflict, and ongoing fights for social justice, Peace by Peace offers deeply informed insight into how we can move past debilitating cynicism to create actionable change.

Lisa Ellen Silvestri is the author of Friended at the Front: Social Media in the American Warzone and coeditor of The Western Journal of Communication. She has spoken at the SXSW Festival and the 92nd Street Y. She teaches at Pennsylvania State University

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