A project to illuminate the activist experience and confront activist oppression.
Website Journal posts on: everyday activist life in the belly of the Beast, activist emotional landscape, carving out liberated zones in the midst of movements, activists facing risks and dangers, activism and human nature, JB’s SOOP Quest—collecting and creating Stories Of Our People.

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Participant-observations on activist culture and the experience of being an activist
Creating a climate where activism is understood, valued and protected.
Juliana Barnet’s novels featuring folks engaged in social change, including social justice mysteries and collective novels written with children
Stories of our People (SOOP): workshops on collecting stories and creating truthful fiction featuring activists, for adults, youth and children
Life in the Liberated Zone, spaces we carve out in the midst of struggles to experiment with creating the new world now
Reviewing and analyzing fiction featuring activists, in pursuit of full and fair portrayals of activists.


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Links to Participatory Research Surveys

Protect Our Activists Beta Launch Feedback Survey

Sample filled-out SOOP Questionnaire:
A few stories and burning questions from JB

Preorder Rainwood House Sings

RAINWOOD HOUSE SINGS, a social justice mystery for youth and adults, paints a truthful (with a touch or two of magic)  picture of activists taking on gentrification, police violence, worker rights and cultural divisions, tackling mysteries large and small with creativity, humor and collective action.

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  • Print version 20.00 + S/H;
  • ebook 7.99.

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