Category: activist burnout

White Activists and the Burnout of Activists of Color

By Paul Gorski Resources Chen, C., & Gorski, P. (2015). Burnout in social justice and human rights activists: Symptoms, causes, and implications. Journal of Human Rights Practice, 7(3), 366-390. Cox, L. (2011). How do we keep going? Activist burnout and sustainability in social movements. Helsinki: Into-ebooks. Gorski, … Continue reading

Informing Activists: What can be done about activist burnout?

Sharon Nepstad What can be done about activist burnout? Recommended Readings: Classic Nepstad, Sharon Erickson. 2004. “Persistent resistance: Commitment and community in the Plowshares movement.” Social Problems 51(1):43-60. Review Bunnage, Leslie A. 2014. “Social movement engagement over the long haul: … Continue reading