Suzanne Pharr January 30th, 2008
Welcome to my blog where I consider our movement for social and economic justice and offer my thoughts on the politics and issues, large and small, of this moment.
My work is focused on building a broad-based, multi-racial, multi-issued movement for social and economic justice in the United States. Major themes are intersectional issues and strategies, anti-violence, racial and gender equality, cross-generational collaboration, democratic participation, economic justice, and human rights based on equality and justice.
At the center of every effort is the question, “How can we make it possible for everyone to live as a whole person, to have self-determination, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to have access to material necessities as well as joy?”
Based on several decades of work across movements, I now think of myself as a political handywoman, working across issues with activists of diverse races, genders, sexual identities, classes, ages, abilities, and cultures to develop strategies for justice and equality.
Suzanne Pharr founded the Women’s Project in Arkansas in 1981, was a co-founder of Southerners on New Ground in 1984, and was the director of the Highlander Center 1999-2004. She is an organizer and political strategist who has spent her adult life working to build a broad-based social and economic justice movement. Suzanne is the author of Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism, and In the Time of the Right: Reflections on Liberation.
My books available on this blog:
For downloading (now out-of-print):
IN THE TIME OF THE RIGHT: REFLECTIONS ON LIBERATION
For reading online:
HOMOPHOBIA: A WEAPON OF SEXISM
My Resume [MS Word Doc]