When We Rise Pdf




When We Rise

Number of page: 304
Author: Cleve Jones
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 9780316315449
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Category: Biography & Autobiography

The partial inspiration for the ABC television mini-series!

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About The Author

Cleve Jones' career as an activist began in San Francisco in 1970s where he befriended pioneer gay rights leader Harvey Milk. After Milk's death, Jones co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and conceived the idea of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, which memorializes over 85,000 Americans who have died from AIDS. He lives in San Francisco and works as a labor activist.

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  • A Google UserA Google User
    Review: When We Rise: My Life in the Movement The partial inspiration for the forthcoming ABC television miniseries from Academy Awardwinning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, executive producer Gus Van Sant, and starring Guy Pearce, MaryLouise Parker, Carrie Preston, and Rachel Griffiths. “You could read Cleve Jones’s book because you should know about the struggle for gay, lesbian, and transgender rights from one of its key participants
  • A Google UserA Google User
    When We Rise: My Life in the Movement Jones, an activist and grassroots organizer, weaves together his own coming-of-age story and the broader story of the struggle for LGBTQ rights and safety in America. Much of the story is rooted in San Francisco in the 1970s and ’80s, and Jones writes powerfully about the rise of Harvey Milk, who became San Francisco’s first openly gay elected official in 1977. This is an ode San Francisco during
  • Ashton BarneyAshton Barney
    Powerful and poignant. This wonderful work was written with a wonderful purpose that I do believe it accomplished. This book was able to express the emotions of the movement across time and many borders, leaving you with one of the most powerful call to action I have ever read. Everyone especially those within the lgbtq+ community should be very aware of our unique heritage and responsibilities to the cause of furthering freedom.
  • Tammy EbingerTammy Ebinger
    This book is wonderfully written and I had a hard time putting it down.
  • LD WagnerLD Wagner
    Best book I ever read! If you are or love someone in the LGBT community, this is a must read. It shows our history and future through memories and real people. And it is all written through a deep love and vast hope in our abilities, beliefs, and desires. I hope one day I can feel I have earned my place in the LGBT community that was built by Cleve and so many whom have gone before.
  • Mary JenningsMary Jennings
    When We Rise: My Life in the Movement In this memoir, notable AIDS and LGBTQ activist Jones (coauthor, Stitching a Revolution: The Making of an Activist) chronicles his journey of activism and involvement in the fight for equality within
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