Anne Braden Program 2018 Second Session Readings

Readings are provided free for use by participants studying in the Anne Braden Training Program for Anti-Racist Organizers, a noncommercial, nonprofit educational program. We encourage everyone to honor the emotional and intellectual labor of these authors by buying the works from which excerpts have been taken where possible. This is especially important as we all have white skin privilege and many of these authors are folks of color. When sharing any of these readings with your comrades, please also pass on this message.

We are assigning some readings that were difficult for us to read. And we’re going to talk about some theories that are difficult to grasp. It’s totally normal to struggle to read theoretical pieces that weren’t written for mass consumption. But we think it’s worth it, because how we understand what we’re up against impacts what we think the solutions are, and how we need to organize to get there.  In order to do that we need to know the history that we’ve been denied through traditional school systems.

If you’re struggling with reading, reach out to others in the group to read together, or get help on terms you’re struggling with. We’ve also created this glossary to support with key terms.

All of these categories are very overlapping, and many of these readings are deeply intersectional. We offered these categories to help you all pull out themes, but take them with a grain of salt and look for interconnections. It all adds up to about 25 pages of reading and 30 minutes of video/audio a week for 8 weeks, so don’t wait till the end.

Enjoy!

Black Liberation

Patriarchy

Climate Change

Imperialism & Neoliberalism

Class & Classism

Poetry:

Total pages – 189

Total Audio – 222 minutes  — 3 hours 44 minutes

 

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Deconstructing Class – Building Analysis and Power

Black Liberation