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Resources

Books and Zines

Book by Robin Kelley on the ideas that sparked the social movements of the African diaspora throughout the twentieth century

Essay by Michael A. Barlow Jr. in Inquiries Journal

Excerpt from the book Critical Epistemologies of Global Politics

Anthology of written and visual works by women of color chronicling the complex confluence of race, class, gender, and sexuality

Book that offers new ways of looking at philanthropy using the principles of indigenous peoples

Zine centering on the idea of Ecological Justice, the relationship between human communities and healthy ecosystems

 

Local Organizations

Atlas: DIY, is working with immigrant youth to unlock access to legal services, learning opportunities, and leadership development, in a space owned, run and governed by the youth themselves. 

Feminist community bookstore catering to folks, specifically womxn and girls, who are book lovers, coffee aficionados, or both. We aim to provide space for anyone seeking a community of readers and thinkers and, to spread the love of reading as a source of healing and joy.

Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative (BDAC) is a cultural consultancy and arts accelerator that powers systems, strategies, and solutions for the arts and culture, social justice, wellness, community development, non profit and education ecosystems in NYC and nation-wide.

Theatre of the Oppressed NYC partners with community members at local organizations to devise and perform plays based on their challenges confronting economic inequality, racism, and other social, health and human rights injustices. 

The Laundromat Project advances artists and neighbors as change agents in their own communities. We envision a world in which artists and neighbors in communities of color work together to unleash the power of creativity to transform lives.

Harriet’s Apothecary is an intergenerational, healing village led by the brilliance and wisdom of Black Cis Women, Queer and Trans healers, artists, health professionals, magicians, activists and ancestors. 

DreamYard collaborates with Bronx youth, families and schools to build pathways to equity and opportunity through the arts.

Grounded in a holistic approach to leadership development for young people and their families, El Puente bridges the worlds of health, education, and the arts with activism and community empowerment. 

The Asian American Arts Alliance is dedicated to strengthening Asian American arts and cultural groups through resource sharing, promotion, and community building.

 

National Black Theatre [NBT],  founded in 1968 in the heart of Harlem, is among the oldest Black Theaters in the country, and amongst the longest owned and operated by a woman of color. 

NBT’s core mission is to produce transformational theatrical experiences that enhance African American cultural identity by telling authentic stories of the Black experience.

Toolkits and Guidance

This timely and relevant resource invites non-profits to consider their role in the criminalization of young people they purport to serve.

Generational goals that work as a guide to WHAT changes we want to accomplish by the end of each generation. The strategies and methods to reaching these goals will be multi-faceted.

Guiding principles of Detroit Digital Justice Coalition

This booklet was designed to promote dialogue and reach consensus on the specifics of the struggle for cultural equity at local, regional, national, and global levels.

Detroit Summer is a multi-racial, inter-generational collective in Detroit, that is working to transform their communities by confronting the problems they face through community organizing.

List of guidelines for facilitation and collective organizing created by the Badass Visionary Healers collective

Blog post about the founding of Creating Collective Access, an online collective access network built and led by folks with disabilities and chronic illnesses

Concepts that inspire the work of Harriet’s Apothecary

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