Bookshelf 2018

Sandra Hawkins, 2018-09-21:

Books by Indigenous authors and a series of discussions at Sandra’s Aglican Church:

Poster – Journeying as allies pdf

Doris Lamontagne 2018 – 01 – 18 : 2 books worth looking at :

Culture as weapon

Seing power –Art and Activism in the 21st Century

both books are by Nato Thompson

Available at the Ottawa Public Library

Kathy Bergquist, 2018 01 – 09:
 Kathy  recommended this book for a study group session:Srdja Popovic, Matthew Miller: Blueprint for Revolution – How to use rice pudding, Lego men, and other nonviolent techniques to galvanize communities, overthrow dictators or simply change the world. (New York: Spiegel and Grau 2015)Blueprint for a Revolution ,

which is available at the Ottawa Public Library:

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A novel detailing how a dictator rises to power and dismantles democracy, It Can’t Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis, first published in 1935, and published as a Penguin Classic in 2017. Interestingly, Popovic’s first chapter is titled, It Can Never Happen Here, which is frequently the reaction of most would-be revolutionaries to the potential for success of non-violent revolution. What is critical for everyone to understand is that anything can happen anywhere, if the conditions are right:dictators and despots rise to power, people re-claim a place, a political system, a world for themselves.

Critical Landscapes: Art, Space, Politics, by Emily Eliza Scott and Kirsten Svenson, University of California Press, 2015. Several great essays on a range of topics, and helpful notes and resources at the end of each essay.

Clear, concise definition of colonialism with a good bibliography,

People might want to check out the web site, which is full of interesting resources, and see how some of the strategies might be applied by artists.
Also, if people visit this page and enter the terms “art and activism” many interesting things come up.
Both web sites are intended as starting points for the imagination.