Millennial Movements: Positive Social Change in Urban Costa Rica

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University of Toronto Press, Jul 29, 2020 - Social Science - 136 pages

Through social movements that are both grassroots and global, young leaders in San Jos?, Costa Rica, have sought to create positive social change in their communities. Using social media, art, local organizations, corporations, and government entities, these leaders have found creative ways to connect with and support one another's efforts to promote change and tackle growing concerns, including environmental sustainability, freedom from sexual assault, food security, LGBTQ+ rights, and more.

Presenting case studies of Costa Rican millennial leaders, Millennial Movements shows how youth activists in San Jos? draw from global solutions to address the local problems inhabiting their city. Identifying with the youths that they encounter in each chapter, students will be inspired by the strategies and skills used by these leaders and can adapt them to their own schools and communities.

 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Placemaking Community Building and Appropriation of Public Space
21
3 Urban Environmental Sustainability and Gender Equity
33
4 Growers Markets Local Foods and Sustainable Business Models
47
5 A PayItForward Strategy to Combat Food Insecurity
61
6 Successful Offshoots of a Supposedly Failed Movement
75
7 LGBTQ+ Activism in the Long Term
89
8 An Invitation to Action
103
Bibliography
115
Index
119
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Karen Stocker is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at California State University, Fullerton.

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