The Catalyst Centre
This manual has been assembled to support facilitators, community activists, people in precarious employment and educators to make change around precarious employment and to develop an expanded notion about what makes a job precarious. The exercises in the manual are intended to promote reflections, discussions and even plan for actions that will result in better, more decent jobs for all. The activities are participatory and based on a popular education approach to communication and learning, drawing on the knowledge and experience of participants.
Participant kits in English and Spanish available through York University Publications
During this Righting Relations podcast, Heryka Miranda shares her experience of facilitating dance movement therapy with migrant farm workers in the Niagara region, and the creation of the piece “The Sunflower Man” which has been used as a platform to advocate for justice for migrant farm workers rights in Canada.
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.
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.
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.
A Short Guide to 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.
Games for Actors and Non-Actors is the classic and best selling book by the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, Augusto Boal. It sets out the principles and practice of Boal’s revolutionary Method, showing how theatre can be used to transform and liberate everyone – actors and non-actors alike!
With examples from community arts projects in five countries, this collection will inform and inspire students, artists, and activists. ¡VIVA! is the product of a five-year transnational research project that integrates place, politics, passion, and praxis.
Learn from Central America: Kuna children’s art workshops, a community television station in Nicaragua, a cultural marketplace in Guadalajara, Mexico, community mural production in Chiapas; and from North America: arts education in Los Angeles inner-city schools, theatre probing ancestral memory, community plays with over one hundred participants, and training programs for young artists in Canada. These practices offer critical hope for movements hungry for new ways of knowing and expressing histories, identities, and aspirations, as well as mobilizing communities for social transformation. Beautifully illustrated with more than one hundred color photographs, the book also includes a DVD with videos that bring the projects to life.
This is a practical, do-it-yourself guide for leaders and facilitators wanting to help organisations to function and to develop in more healthy, human and effective ways as they strive to make their contributions to a more humane society. It has been developed by the Barefoot Collective.
by Rehana Tejpar, capturing the learnings emerging from the Righting Relations Network
As we make the road by walking on this journey of building a women-led network of adult educators for social change across Turtle Island, in the spirit of Righting Relations, we are constantly learning and unlearning. We have captured and shared some of our learnings to date and will continue to evolve these ideas and practices as we continue to journey on this path.
- Involve Indigenous Peoples, Knowledges and Perspectives
- Understanding Colonization – It’s Contemporary History and Impacts
- Build Deep, Kin-like Relationships of Trust
- Integrating Mind, Body, Heart and Spirit brings forth Higher Level Solutions
- The Personal, Interpersonal and Systemic are all Inter-Connected
- Healing is a Valid Part of the Process
- True Collaboration Requires a Commitment to Ongoing Self Reflection and Inner Work
Read more: Turning theory into practice- Righting Relations