Resources for workers united!: Teaching social justice movements:

Arnold, Rick, Bev Burke, et al. Educating for a Change. Toronto: Between the Lines, 1991.

Brown, Adrienne Maree. Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds. AK Press, 2017.

Brown, Michael Jacoby. Building Powerful Community Organizations. Arlington, MA: Long Haul Press, 2006.

Burke, Bev. Education for Changing Unions. Toronto: Between the lines, 2002.

Crass, Chris. Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building Strategy. PM Press, 2013.

Dixon, Chris. Another Politics: Talking Across Today’s Transformative Movements. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014.

Epstein, Barbara Epstein. Political Protest & Cultural Revolution: Nonviolent Direct Action in the 1970s and 1980s. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991.

Interfaith Worker Justice: http://www.iwj.org/

Lopez, Tina and Barb Thomas. Dancing on Live Embers: Challenging Racism in Organizations. Toronto: Between the Lines, 2006.

Piven, Frances Fox and Richard A. Cloward. Poor People’s Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail. New York: Vintage Books, 1979.

Strength in Union article: https://teamster.org/magazine/2019/spring/strength-union

Local 728 at the Coca-Cola protest:

https://teamster.org/news/2018/09/teamsters-join-international-delegation-coca-cola-workers-atlanta-protest

Local 728 with Atlanta Sanitation Workers:

https://www.ajc.com/news/local/atlanta-sanitation-workers-who-went-strike-reach-tentative-deal/rvvpkvUG5gieQkjTNjMZjN/

Sarah Jaffe interview with Ben Speight:

https://thebaffler.com/interviews-for-resistance/interviews-for-resistance-speight

Ecopedagogies: Part 2

Laurel Kearns and Tim Van-Meter

In Part 2 of our podcast on ecopedagogies, Laurel Kearns and Tim Van Meter take us through several concrete pedagogical practices in ecoliteracy and ecopedagogy. They discuss the use of autogeographies in their classrooms to enable students to examine their place in the world. And they take us through the interdisciplinary pedagogical practices and commitments both inside and outside the classroom in the work of ecojustice. They show the interconnections of earth, self, community, and justice in their classrooms and their engagement in larger social change movements.

Seeds of Fire: An Interview with Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson and Rev. Allyn Maxfield-Steele

Rev. Allyn Maxfield-Steele & Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson

 

 

 

 

 

The Highlander Research and Education Center has been at the heart of popular education and social change. In 1932 Myles and Zilphia Horton, Don West, and others founded the Highlander Folk School in Monteagle, Tennessee as a place of cultural memory and organizing, participatory action research, and racial, economic, and environmental justice. Highlander has been causing beautiful trouble since its training of union leaders in the 1930s on, in its first interracial workshop in 1944, through its involvement in the civil rights movement and citizenship schools in the 1950s and 60s, and its support of movement building for groups working for justice and human rights in southern Appalachia and beyond.

In this podcast the two new co-executive directors of Highlander share their visions for the Center. They take us through the basics of popular education and the importance of communities defining “what is and what ought to be” in their local situations, while building coalitions with other resistance movements.