Educational Resources

 

Educational Resource List

Anti-Black Racism

Books

Black Canadian Authors:

  • Burnley "Rocky" Jones Revolutionary by Burnley "Rocky" Jones & James St. G. Walker

  • There's Something in the Water by Ingrid Waldron

  • Live from the Afrikan Resistance by El Jones

  • The Hanging of Angelique by Afua Cooper

  • Black Like Who? By Rinaldo Walcott

  • The Skin We're In By Desmond Cole

  • Policing Black Lives by Robyn Maynard

  • Riot by Andrew Moodie

  • Bluesprint by Wayde Compton

  • Dear Pholomena by Mugabi Byenkya

  • Black Canadians by Joseph Mensah

  • Sister to Courage by Wanda Robson

  • Ma-Ka Diasporic Juks by Debbie Douglas, Courtnay Mcfarlane, Makeda Silvera, Douglas Stewart (eds.)

  • Coloured Zion by DonnaByard Sealey

  • Theorizing Empowerment by Njoki Nathani Wane and Notisha Massaquoi

  • Black Life: Post BLM and the Struggle for Freedom by Rinaldo Walcott and Idil Abdillahi

  • Until We are Free by Rodney Diverlus, Sandy Hudson, Syrus Marcus Ware (eds.)

  • Hood Feminism by Mikki endall

Abolitionist Books 

  • "Are Prisons Obsolete?" By Angela Y. Davis 

  • "Assata: An Autobiography" by Assata Shakur

  • "Carceral Capitalism" by Jackie Wang

  • "Blood in My Eye" by George L. Jackson

  • "Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex" edited by Nat Smith, Eric A. Stanley

  • "The End of Policing" by Alex Vitale 

  • "Freedom is a Constant Struggle" by Angela Y. Davis

  • "Beyond Survival" edited by Ejeris Dixon, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

  • "Fumbling Towards Repair" by Mariame Kaba, Shira Hassan 

  • "As Black as Resistance" by Zoe Samudzi, William C. Anderson 

  • Abolition Now! 10 Years of Strategy and Struggle Against the Prison Industrial Complex

  • By Critical Resistance 

Black Marxist Books 

"Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition" by Cedric J. Robinson

African Heritage Month Books

Poetry 

  • She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks by M. NourbeSe Philip, 2015 

  • Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry by Maya Angelou, 2015 

  • The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes by Langston Hughes, 1995 

Memoirs

  • Invisible Shadows: A Black Woman's Life in Nova Scotia by Verna Thomas, 2002

  • Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, 1853; 2013 edition 

Historical Fiction

  • Africville by Shauntay Grant, illustrated by Eva Campbell, 2018 

Problematic Books:

"White Fragility" by Robin Dangelo 

Why it's problematic: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/07/dehumanizing-condescension-white-fragility/614146/ 

Films/Documentaries

Films that are problematic, and that follow 'white saviour' narratives:

  • The Help (2011) dir. Tate Taylor
  • Green Book (2018) dir. Peter Farrelly 

Queer Black Films:

  • Portrait of Jason (1967) dir. Shirley Clarke
  • Looking for Langston (1989) dir. Isaac Julien
  • Tongues United (1989) dir. Marlon Riggs
  • Paris is Burning (1990) dir. Jennie Livingston
  • Young Soul Rebels (1991) dir. Isaac Julien 
  • Black is... Black Ain't (1995) dir. Marlon Riggs
  • To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995) dir. Douglas Carter Beane
  • The Watermelon Woman (1996) dir. Cheryl Dunye
  • Chocolate Babies (1997) dir. Stephen Winter 
  • Venus Boyz 2002) dir. Gabrielle Baur
  • Brother to Brother (2003) dir. Rodney Evans 
  • Still Black: A Portrait of Black Trans men (2008) dir. Kortney Ryan Ziegler 
  • Pariah (2011) dir. Dees Rees
  • Blackbird (2014) dir. Patrik-Ian Polk
  • Dope (2015) dir. Rick Famuyiwa 
  • Tangerine (2015) dir. Sean Baker
  • Naz & Malik (2015) dir. Jay Dockendorf
  • Moonlight (2016) dir. Barry Jenkins
  • Rafiki (2018) dir. Wanuri Kakiu
  • Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen (2020) dir. Sam Feder  

Documentaries:

  • First Australians: The Untold Story of Australia
  • I am not your Negro
  • The Tall Man
  • 3 1/2 Minutes. Ten Bullets
  • The House I Live In
  • We are the Giant
  • Putaparri and the Rainmakers
  • Quest
  • Do Not Resist
  • Westwind: Djalu's Legacy

Academic Articles

"'Whiteness as Property" by Cheryl Harris

"The Racial Contract" by Charles Mills  

"The Lived Experience of the Black Man" by Frantz Fanon

Social Media

@Laylafsaad

@rachel.cargle

@AustinChanning

Organizations

Donate

LOVE – Leave Out Violence (Nova Scotia)

The Association of Black Social Workers

Hope Blooms

Black Cultural Centre

North End Parent Resource Centre

Africville Heritage Trust (Africville Memorial Project, including the Museum and the Africville Interpretive Centre)

Black Loyalist Heritage Centre

Delmore ‘Buddy’ Daye Learning Institute

North End Community Child Care Centre

North End Opportunities Fund

ISANS

Halifax Refugee Clinic

One North End https://www.onenorthend.ca/nest

902 Man Up https://902manup.ca/

ACCE HFX https://www.facebook.com/pg/accehfx/about/?ref=page_internal

Health Association of African Canadians (HAAC) http://haac.ca/

Black Business Initiative http://www.bbi.ca/

The Menelik Hall Association https://menelikhallassociation.webs.com/

Sickle Cell Disease Association of Nova Scotia - http://sicklecellnovascotia.ca/

Africa Festival of Arts and Culture http://www.afacs.org/

Into GoFundMe campaigns? There are options there, too!

Decolonization

Books

Howard Adams – A Tortured People: The Politics of Colonization

Jodi Byrd – Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism

Amilcar Cabral – Unity and Struggle: Speeches and Writings of Amilcar Cabral

Aime Cesaire – Discourse on Colonialism

Glen Coulthard – Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition

Iyko Day – Alien Capital: Asian Racialization and the Logic of Settler Colonial Capitalism

Sarah Deer – The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America

Vine Deloria Jr. – Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto

Nick Estes – Our History is Our Future

Frantz Fanon – Wretched of the Earth

Mishuana Goeman – Mark My Words: Native Women Mapping our Nations

Sandy Grande – Red Pedagogy

Shona Jackson – Creole Indigeneity: Between Myth and Nation in the Caribbean

Emma Laroque – When the Other is Me: Native Resistance Discourse 1850-1990

Lisa Lowe – The Intimacies of Four Continents

Terese Marie Mailhot – Heart Berries

Lee Maracle – I am Woman

George Manuel – The Fourth World: An Indian Reality

Albert Memmi – The Colonizer and the Colonized

Scott Morgenson – Spaces Between Us: Queer Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Decolonization

Stefano Harney & Fred Moten – The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study (open access!)

V.Y. Mudimbe – The Invention of Africa: Gnosis, Philosophy, and the Order of Knowledge

Pamela Palmater – Indigenous Nationhood: Empowering Grassroots Citizens

Reiland Rabaka – Forms of Fanonism: Frantz Fanon’s Critical Theory and the Dialectics of Decolonization

Audra Simpson – Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life Across the Borders of Settler States

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson – As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom Through Radical Resistance

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson – Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back: Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-creation, Resurgence and New Emergence

Linda Smith – Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples

Huanani-Kay Trask – From a Native Daughter: Colonialism and Sovereignty in Hawai’i

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o – Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature

Alex Weheliye – Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human

Articles

Glen Coulthard – Subjects of Empire: Indigenous Peoples and the ‘Politics of Recognition’ in Canada

Iyko Day – Being or Nothingness: Indigeneity, Antiblackness and the Settler Colonial Critique

George Dei – Rethinking the Role of Indigenous Knowledges in the Academy

Sarah Hunt – Ontologies of Indigeneity: The Politics of Embodying a Concept 

Sarah Hunt & Cindy Holmes – Everyday Decolonization: Living a Decolonizing Queer Politics

Freya Schiwy – Decolonizing the Technologies of Knowledge: Video and Indigenous Epistemology

Eve Tuck & Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández – Curriculum, Replacement & Settler Futurity

Eve Tuck & C. Ree – A Glossary of Haunting 

Tryon Woods – The Fact of Antiblackness: Decolonization in the Chiapas and the Niger River Delta

Sylvia Wynter – Unsettling the Coloniality of Being/Power/Truth/Freedom

Glen Coulthard – Subjects of Empire: Indigenous Peoples and the ‘Politics of Recognition’ in Canada

Iyko Day – Being or Nothingness: Indigeneity, Antiblackness and the Settler Colonial Critique 

George Dei – Rethinking the Role of Indigenous Knowledges in the Academy

Sarah Hunt – Ontologies of Indigeneity: The Politics of Embodying a Concept

Sarah Hunt & Cindy Holmes – Everyday Decolonization: Living a Decolonizing Queer Politics

Freya Schiwy – Decolonizing the Technologies of Knowledge: Video and Indigenous Epistemology 

Eve Tuck & Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández – Curriculum, Replacement & Settler Futurity

Eve Tuck & C. Ree – A Glossary of Haunting

Tryon Woods – The Fact of Antiblackness: Decolonization in the Chiapas and the Niger River Delta

Sylvia Wynter – Unsettling the Coloniality of Being/Power/Truth/Freedom

Organizations

Idle No More:  
https://idlenomore.ca/

Mental Health

Books

The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Partner Abuse in Activist Communities  
http://criticalresistance.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Revolution-starts-at-home-zine.pdf

Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others 

https://www.bkconnection.com/static/Trauma_Stewardship_EXCERPT.pdf  

Towards Transformative Justice: A Liberatory Approach to Child Sexual Abuse and other forms of Intimate and Community Violence

http://www.generationfive.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/G5_Toward_Transformative_Justice-Document.pdf  

The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression by Andrew Solomon  

From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle  

In My Own Moccasins by Helen Knott  

Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl 

Gender and Sexuality

Books

"Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex" edited by Eric Stanley and Nat Smith

We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir by Samra Habib 

full-metal indigiqueer by Joshua Whitehead

Me, Myself and They: Life beyond the binary by Luna M. Ferguson

This One Looks Like a Boy: My gender journey to life as a man by Lorimer Shenher 

Misfit by Andreas Souvaliotis 

Academic Articles

"Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination

Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics" by Kimberle Crenshaw

Social Media

Kimberlé Crenshaw @sandylocks

Sexualized Violence

Books

I Still Believe Anita Hill: Three Generations Discuss the Legacy of Speaking the Truth to Power by Amy Richards and Cynthia Greenberg

Race-ing Justice, En-gendering Power: Essays on Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, and the Construction of Social Reality by Toni Morrison 

Speaking Truth to Power by Anita Hill

Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture by Roxane Gay 

Yes Means Yes!: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti 

Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture—and What We Can Do About It by Kate Harding 

I Never Told Anyone: Writings by Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass 

I Never Called It Rape: The Ms. Report on Recognizing, Fighting, and Surviving Date and Acquaintance Rape by Robin Warshaw, Gloria Steinem, Salamishah Tillet 

Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence by Lisa Factora-Borchers and Aishah Shahidah Simmons

Ask: Building Consent Culture by Kitty Stryker, Carol Queen and Laurie Penny 

Learning Good Consent: On Healthy Relationships and Survivor Support by Cindy Crabb

Consent on Campus: A Manifesto by Donna Freitas 

Written on the Body: Letters from Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence by Lexie Bean, Dean Spade and Nyala Moon  

Academic Articles

"The Sociology of Gaslighting" by Paige L. Sweet

"NORMALIZING SEXUAL VIOLENCE: Young Women Account for Harassment and Abuse" by Heather r. Hlavka

"Sexual Assault on Campus: A Multilevel, Integrative Approach to Party Rape" by  

Elizabeth a. Armstrong, Laura Hamilton, and Brian Sweeney. 

"Government-mandated institutional betrayal" by Alec M. Smidt & Jennifer J. Freyd

"Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color" by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw

Films/Documentaries

  • Unbelievable (2019) dir. Susannah Grant and Michael Chabon. Netflix Series 
  • Promising Young Woman (2020) 

Videos

Aboriginal Women, Girls & the Continuum between Gender Based Sexual Violence and HT Link

Learning Network & Knowledge Hub Webinars Link