X. Final Thoughts

We hope that as you continue your activist’s journey the resources we have collected can be valuable tools for you in your action for social change. One of the most valuable things we learned from activist Maria Poblet is that some of the most important parts of college activism are the skills you learn in organizing, and not just the change that you are working to make. Remember to reflect on your process and focus on how the skills you are learning can be used in a larger context.


“One of the things that has to be faced is the process of waiting to change the system, how much we have got to do to find out who we are, where we have come from and where we are going.” – Ella Baker


XI: Glossary


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“And that’s just, like, the rules of feminism.”  Many of us are familiar with the words of Gretchen Weiners, and unfortunately, this is the way many words and their definitions get thrown around — by hearsay, faulty memories, and personal interpretations. We have taken the time to compile a glossary to refer to when reading this toolkit.  It can also be used to spark crucial conversations about potential activist projects in the future. This is in no way a complete glossary of critical terms and concepts! All of the words followed by an asterix are words that your computer may tell you are incorrectly spelled or don’t exist; trust us — your computer is wrong.


Please see endnotes for sources.

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