JB

Welcome folks, folx and FRCCs!

After a lifetime of being an activist and a student of human relations (aka anthropologist), I decided to set out to understand what makes activists tick.

Detective Drunella

Like ticking time bombs?

granny gus protect our activists

Activists get stereotyped as bomb-throwers, but are MUCH more likely to get bombed than be bombers.

sour puss protect our activists

More martinis than molotov cocktails!

granny gus protect our activists
Drunken, disorderly activists is another stereotype. But I mean it literally–activists get targeted with bombs.
Detective Drunella

I’m for solving bombings, but my assignment here is to investigate the stereotypes.

sour puss protect our activists

And fight them! I take them very purrsonally.

JB

I told you we’re setting out to take ém on.

granny gus protect our activists

“”Setting out” means going on a quest.

Detective Drunella

How will we know where to go?

JB

We need a Quest Map.

Detective Drunella

You mean Mapquest?

granny gus protect our activists

No, a map for our quest through Bestilandia exploring the liberatory actions of activists.

JB

Pinpointing details of activist culture.

granny gus protect our activists

Finding activists in fiction.

sour puss protect our activists

And pouncing on stereotypes targeting activists.

granny gus protect our activists

We need our FRCCs along.

Characters

Ready when you are!

Detective Drunella

So what is the Quest going after first?

JB

First we need to publish and reach out with this site.

Detective Drunella

I’ll find out who’s interested and investigate places and people to talk to

JB

Cool. And we need to connect with FRCCs to discuss their experience of activist culture.

sour puss protect our activists

I’ll help y’all focus on the conflicts and emotional turmoil.

JB

Um, that’ll be lovely, Sour Puss.

Plus we need to connect with adults and children to discuss and write FFA

Granny Gus

I love to collect, tell and mix up stories showing the fascinating reality of activists experiences.

activist stereotype unmasker

You’ll need my help unmasking all those insidious stereotypes targeting activists.

LLZ Tours Bus

Looks like we’re ready to go!

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RAINWOOD HOUSE SINGS, a social justice mystery for youth and adults, paints a truthful (with a hint 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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Our favorite fiction is full of police and superheroes. And activists?? Not so much. Let’s seek out stories with activists, the courageous first responders against injustice! And let’s look into why there aren’t more of them.

We’ll ask why activists–when they do appear–are so often shown as unappealing stereotypes, not real people.

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