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ERIC Number: EJ906598
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1935-3308
Social Justice Leadership in Action: The Case of Tony Stewart
Canfield-Davis, Kathy; Gardiner, Mary E.; Joki, Russell A.
Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, v3 n4 p205-217 2009
Reflecting on the 140th anniversary of the Fourteenth Amendment (ratified July, 1868), this qualitative case study described a response by educator-activist Tony Stewart to the Aryan Nations, a neo-Nazi hate group that attempted to intimidate Stewart's community, Coeur d' Alene, Idaho, between 1972-2000. Stewart galvanized community response using a social justice agenda. We interviewed Stewart and essential community members, and examined legal documents, articles, and documentaries. Findings indicated Stewart's leadership of public education and response via an anti-racism task force reduced and then defeated the group's viability. Educational practices included strategic planning and community outreach. The study revealed a social justice response to hate groups that educators and community leaders potentially can replicate in similar situations. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Idaho
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Fourteenth Amendment