Righting Relations Steering Committee member Ishbel Munro and National Program Facilitator Rehana Tejpar reflect on what we are learning about the power of storytelling for healing and social justice
ECONOMICS FOR EVERYONE
The Economics of Capitalism
by Jim Stanford, Economist for the CAW
Jim Stanford’s Economics for Everyone has quickly become a standard reference for economics literacy and popular education. Now published in 6 languages, the book is used in higher education, trade unions, and community education initiatives around the world.
ENGLISH FOR ORGANIZING:
An ESOL Workbook For Immigrant Workers
Produced by CASA of Maryland, this workbook discusses the importance of employment organization and workers’ rights. It follows the steps of immigrants from coming into the US, looking for work and ends with the advocation for social change.
PEDAGOGY OF THE OPPRESSED
by Paulo Freire
This book proposes a pedagogy with a new relationship between teacher, student, and society. Dedicated to the oppressed and based on Paulo Freire’s own experience helping Brazilian adults to read and write, It is considered one of the foundational texts of critical pedagogy and includes a detailed analysis of the relationship between the colonizer and the colonized.
THEATRE FOR LIVING:
The Art and Science of Community-Based Dialogue
by David Diamond
Theatre for Living approaches the community as a living organism and recognizes when plays are created, they are made to help us investigate ways to change the behaviors that create the structure, not only the structure itself.
THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED
by Augusto Boal
Theatre of the Oppressed is largely based on the idea of dialogue and interaction between audience and performer. Brazilian theatre practitioner Augusto Boal was influenced by the work of Paulo Freire and uses theatre as means of promoting social and political change.
How White People Can Work For Racial Justice
by Paul Kivel
Uprooting Racism explores the manifestations of racism in politics, work, community, and family life. It moves beyond the definition and unlearning of racism to address the many areas of privilege for white people and suggests ways for individuals and groups to challenge the structures of racism.
WE MAKE THE ROAD BY WALKING
Conversations on Education and Social Change
by Myles Horton and Paulo Freire
This dialogue between two of the most prominent thinkers on social change in the twentieth century was certainly a meeting of giants. Throughout their highly personal conversations recorded here, Horton and Freire discuss the nature of social change and empowerment and their individual literacy campaigns.
FEMINIST POPULAR EDUCATION:
Transforming The World From Where Women Stand by Suzanne Doerge
The evolving theory and practice of feminist popular education has implications that stretch beyond particular workshops with women. Feminist popular education is transforming the world from where women stand. It is, as with popular education, also a theory and methodology for social movements, community development and research.
Download: FeministPopularEd.pdf (PDF)
KEY PRINCIPLES OF FREIRE
From: Training for Transformation, A Handbook for Community Workers by Anne Hope & Sally Timmel
This excerpt was written in order to support the work of community workers in Africa and provides a good background and framework for the philosophy of popular education in doing community organizing.
Download: Principles _of_Freire.doc (MS Word)
UNDER THE RADAR:
Popular Education in North America by Drick Boyd
Popular education in North America today largely operates “under the radar”; even so it is a powerful and dynamic social movement that is resisting oppression, fighting injustice, and bringing hope to people in communities large and small.
Download: UndertheRadar.pdf (PDF)
ART OF HOSTING Harvesting Conversations that Matter
The Art of Hosting is an approach to leadership that scales up from the personal to the systemic using personal practice, dialogue, facilitation and the co-creation of innovation to address complex challenges.
Visit Website: www.artofhosting.org
PYE: Partners for Youth Empowerment
PYE’s mission is to unleash the power, purpose, and potential of young people worldwide.
Visit Website: pyeglobal.org
THE WAY WE CHANGE THE WORLD
A video by Organization Unbound, a website that attempts to re-imagine the way we think about and engage in social change.
View Video: organizationunbound.org
YES! JAM ACTIVITIES FACILITATION MANUAL
Connect, Inspire, Colloborate!
An activities manual from yesworld.org focusing on co-learning, community building and healing.
Download at: www.yesworld.org
BEYOND TERRITORIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS by âpihtawikosisân
FREE, PRIOR & INFORMED CONSENT A Fact Sheet on FPIC
Indigenous peoples have the right to participate in decisions that could affect their rights, property, cultures and environment. They have the right to determine their own priorities.
Download: Freepriorconsent.pdf (PDF)
THE NEO-LIBERAL IDEOLOGY: A Historical Context
Adapted from PRIVATE-PUBLIC PARTNERSHIP: Training Manual by Jojo Geronimo
Neo-liberal ideology: underpinnings and assumptions.
Download: Neoliberal_context.doc (MS word)
THIS ISSUE with Sherri Mitchell
Sherri Mitchell,a Penobscot Attorney speaks on the show This Issue about the legal and social pressures on Indigenous people as stewards of their ancestral land and water.
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UNSETTLING AMERICA: Decolonization in Theory and Practice
Unsettling America is a blog for a network of autonomous groups and individuals dedicated to mental and territorial decolonization.
Visit Blog: unsettlingamerica.wordpress.com
WHITE PRIVILEGE Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, by Peggy McIntosh
“I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group.”
Visit Website: www.beyondwhiteness.com
Rebecca Tabobodung, a member of the Wasauksing First Nation (Parry Island, Ontario), is a poet, activist, and filmmaker. She lives in Toronto. This poem appears in A Healing Journey for Us All, United Church of Canada, page 11.
A HEALING JOURNEY FOR US ALL:
Uncovering the Wounds of Empire
A Response of The United Church of Canada to May 26
A National Day of Healing and Reconciliation
A brief history of Canada & the Residential School System
A 22-minute video about colonization which begins in 1491 and gives a succinct timeline of wars, treaties, reports, acts, apologies, etc. until 2010.
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JOURNEY IN RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
Canadian Journey in Restorative Justice
3 Videos: Archbishop Prendergast sent an invitation to the Archdiocese of Ottawa to join the Canadian Journey in Restorative Justice.
This link takes you to three videos: catholicottawa.ca
MOMENT OF RECKONING:
Turning the Page on a Dark Chapter in our Shared History
This video is produced by the AFN and is an excellent resource, featuring former AFN National Chiefs Phil Fontaine and Shawn Atleo.
View Video: youtube.com