Mandy Carter

Mandy Carter began her long career as a human rights and nonviolent activist working with the War Resister’s League (WRL) in San Francisco, beginning in 1969. A veteran of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1968 Poor People Campaign, Carter has been called “one of the nation’s leading African American lesbian activists” by the National Organization of Women. She has served on countless planning committees for national and regional lesbian and gay pride marches—including the steering committee for the historic 1987 March on Washington for Lesbians and Gays. As a staff member of the WRL’s Southeast regional office from 1982 to 1988, Carter worked on the Boards of the National Stonewall Democratic Federation, the Triangle Foundation, Equal Partners in Faith, and Ladyslipper Music.

In 1990, Ms. Carter was campaign manager for North Carolina Senate Vote ’90, an electoral campaign organizing against long-time U.S. Senator Jesse Helm. In 1992, Carter joined the staff of the Human Rights Campaign in Washington DC, serving as Public Policy Advocate with a particular focus on the religious and radical right’s attacks on gays and lesbians through exploitation of the black community. She also has served as the national field director and board member of the former National Black Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum. Carter is a co-founder of Southerners On New Ground (SONG). In 2010, the National Black Justice Coalition featured Mandy in their “Jewel” column, noting that she is “a legend in the LGBT community, the Black community, and to all of us concerned about peace.”

Check out Mandy Carter & Matt Meyer speaking on RT TV, January 20th, 2013

We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America

We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Militarism in 21st Century America

SKU: 9781604864809
Editors: Elizabeth Betita Martínez, Mandy Carter & Matt Meyer • Introduction by Cornel West • Afterwords/poems by Alice Walker & Sonia Sanchez
Publisher: PM Press / War Resisters League
ISBN: 9781604864809
Published: 10/2012
Format: Paperback, mobi, ePub, PDF
Size: 6 x 9
Page count: 608
Subjects: Politics/History


“When we sang out ‘We Shall Not Be Moved’ in Montgomery and Selma, we were committed to our unshakeable unity against segregation and violence. This important book continues in that struggle—suggesting ways in which we need to do better, and actions we must take against war and continued racism today. If the human race is still here in 2111, the War Resisters League will be one of the reasons why!”
—Pete Seeger, folk singer and activist

“The rich and still evolving tradition of revolutionary pacifism, effectively sampled in these thoughtful and penetrating essays, offers the best hope we have for overcoming threats that are imminent and grim, and for moving on to create a society that is more just and free. These outstanding contributions should be carefully pondered, and taken to heart as a call for action.”
—Noam Chomsky, professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; philosopher, cognitive scientist, and activist

“One of the biggest stumbling blocks to building a successful movement against war has been our inability to cross racial and cultural lines, bridging the divides created and maintained by the powers that be. Since the 1960s, there have been some hopeful signs—in grassroots groups and in educational efforts—but the road forward is still long and difficult. The contributors to We Have Not Been Moved, with extraordinary scope and vision, have given us an indispensable tool to fight oppression, resist war and injustice, and create powerful new coalitions for lasting social change. This volume should be required reading—alongside of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States—in every sociology and political science class.” 
—Connie Hogarth, life-long peace and justice activist and inspiration for Manhattanville College’s Connie Hogarth Center for Social Action; cofounder and former executive director of the Westchester People’s Action Coalition

“While it is nearly impossible to agree, or to disagree, with the totality of this or any other book, I applaud the ways in which We Have Not Been Moved helps us sharpen our understanding of these moral and social imperatives. This book is in the best tradition of civil and human rights movements and a welcome addition to the literature on these crucial issues.”
—Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez, (D-IL)

“In an era of rampant militarism, growing anti-Islamic sentiment and racist violence, the essays in We Have Not Been Moved provide us with urgently needed analytical frameworks and on-the-ground strategies for challenging structural injustice. The wide range of voices in this collection, spanning generations and social movements, remind us of the interconnectedness of our struggles against racism, militarism, violence, and injustice, and collectively urge us to build a unified, principled movement to resist intensified empire.”
—Angela Y. Davis, author, activist, and professor emerita, History of Consciousness, UC Santa Cruz

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