Surmountable: How Citizens from Selma to Seoul Changed the World (2021) is the first book explicitly written for the millions of people who have taken part in demonstrations but were left wondering what they achieved, and the millions more who sat out the events because they questioned the potential for results. Authors Brian Gruber and Adam Monier Edwards address these lingering doubts and offer a powerful response from the voices of over 40 front line activists, political thought leaders, and citizens near where history was made. Available wherever fine books are sold.
Surmountable \sər•moun’tə•bəl\, adj.
- capable of being overcome or conquered despite challenges ahead
- the opposite of insurmountable
Surmountable, PBC was incorporated in 2021 as a public benefit company to help citizens engage their communities and make a difference. Problems like climate change or social injustice will not solve themselves, yet they are so pervasive that it is easy to feel helpless. To combat this paralysis, we need to maintain a clear objective, a focused mind, an empathetic heart, and an unwavering resolve guided by deliberate tools to ensure progress. Surmountable is a brand new startup building a new civic tech platform to turn our society’s newfound awareness into action.