The Future of Change by Ray Brescia

Ray Brescia is the author of The Future of Change: How Technology Shapes Social Revolutions by Ray Brescia (Cornell University Press; April 15, 2020). The book explores how the most successful social movements in U.S. history—from New Deal labor reforms to the civil rights movement—used new technologies like radio and TV to create broad national movements powered by grassroots organizations.

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Next City: Saving Homes to Save the Nation

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jun. 24, 2020

Next City today published an op-ed by Ray Brescia, author of The Future of Change: How Technology Shapes Social Revolutions, highlighting why housing insecurity is a public health issue - and how the COVID-19 pandemic will only worsen unless we ensure people are not evicted from their homes.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 24, 2020 at 11:09 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

Ray Brescia op-ed in The Hill

By Patrick Kowalczyk

Jun. 08, 2020

Ray Brescia, author of the new book, The Future of Change: How Technology Shapes Social Revolutions, wrote an op-ed for The Hill on how today’s demonstrations for racial justice can leverage technology to build a broad national movement.

Permalink | Posted on Jun 08, 2020 at 6:50 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk

How to Protest During a Pandemic

By Patrick Kowalczyk

May. 04, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed massive cracks in America’s health, labor, and economic systems, spurring essential employees, gig workers, and tenants mobilizing for long-overdue protections and reforms. But how do these emerging movements organize in a time of social distancing?

PKPR has secured coverage for Ray Brescia’s new book, The Future of Change: How Technology Shapes Social Revolutions, including interviews with BuzzFeed News (”Social Distancing Made May Day Protests Look a Lot Different This Year”), Off-Kilter hosted by Rebecca Vallas of The Center for American Progress, and The Rick Smith Show, as well as an op-ed in The New York Daily News (”How Rent Strikes Work”).

Permalink | Posted on May 04, 2020 at 7:13 PM by Patrick Kowalczyk


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