How is the GEN library structured? Themes are listed in alphabetical order, with links to reading lists containing PDFs and online resources. If you would like to contribute to these reading lists, or create a new theme, please do get in touch.
Radical Ecological Democracy: Searching for alternatives to unsustainable and inequitable model of ‘development’: The RED website is an initiative of the India based Kalpavriksh Environmental Action Group, which has been in the forefront of the struggle for environmental sanity and sustainability in India for the last four decades.
Anti-racism resources for white people
Are Prisons Obsolete? – Angela Davis
Assata (Shakur), An Autobiography
Beloved – Toni Morrison
Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment – Patricia Hill Collins
Black Skin, White Masks – Frantz Fanon
Discourse on Colonialism. A Poetics of Anticolonialism – Aimé Césaire, Joan Pinkham, Robin D.G. Kelley
Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds – Adrienne Maree Brown
Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California – Ruth Wilson Gilmore
Parable of the Sower – Octavia Butler
Pedagogy of the Oppressed – Paulo Freire
Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination – Toni Morrison
The Fire Next Time – James Baldwin
The Geographies of Violence – Akhila Kolisetty
The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study – Stefano Harney & Fred Moten
The Wretched of the Earth – Frantz Fanon
Unsettling the Coloniality of Being / Power / Truth / Freedom: Towards the Human, After Man, Its Overrepresentation – An Argument – Sylvia Wynter
Zami, Sister Outsider & Undersong – Audre Lorde
Many items on this list were taken from a compilation by @nabilas_here.
Black History Month Library
(includes documentary films, mp3s, mp4s)
Frugal Innovation and Grassroots Innovation: a reading list of books, articles and academic materials, by The Circular Collective
Organising amidst COVID-19: sharing stories of struggles
Interface Volume 12 Issue 1 (A journal for and about social movements)
The Big Conservation Lie: Overview and Interview With the Authors is a contentious, indeed largely contrarian, book that offers up several such arguments for debate, much of which is sure to cause ripple effects in the pond of conservation ethics. (National Geographic Article).
Religious services are ‘essential,’ just not for those communities in way of border wall, co-written by GEN Resource Person Octaviana Trujillo