Building a Movement to End the New Jim Crow: An Organizing Guide 2015
Available in English and Spanish
Ideal for individuals and groups wishing to go deeper with Michelle Alexander’s acclaimed book, The New Jim Crow, these two booklets can be used independently of one another or as a companion set.The study guide provides a launching pad for groups wishing to engage in deep, meaningful dialogue about race, racism, and structural inequality in the age of mass incarceration. Meanwhile, the accessible organizing guide puts tools in your hands to help you and your group understand how to make meaningful, effective change.Learn about your role in movement-building and how to pick and build campaigns that contribute towards the growing national movement to dismantle the largest penal system in the world.
Strategy and Soul
A campaigner’s tale of fighting billionaires, corrupt officials, and Philadelphia Casinos. This riveting David versus Goliath story is a rare first-person narrative, giving unparalleled access to the behind-the-scenes of the Casino-Free Philadelphia campaign: the fervent worrying in late-night meetings, yelling matches behind church benches, and last-minute action planning outside judges’ chambers. It’s in the heat of these moments that the nuances of strategy come to life, showing what it takes to overpower billionaires for a cause you believe in.
We Have Not Been Moved: Resisting Racism and Military in the 21st Century America
We Have Not Been Moved, edited by Elizabeth Martinez, Matt Meyer and Mandy Carter, is a compendium of writings addressing the two leading pillars of U.S. Empire. The book reprints Hunter’s “Open Letter to Diversity Trainers”, challenging their “race to the bottom” and “minimum coverage” with increasingly short workshops.
Beautiful Trouble is a book and web toolbox that puts the accumulated wisdom of decades of creative protest into the hands of the next generation of change-makers. Daniel Hunter provided several articles on tactics used during the Casino-Free Philadelphia campaign and elsewhere.
This counter-recruitment training manual was collated by Daniel Hunter and Hannah Strange, commissioned by the American Friends Service Committee. The blow-by-blow tips for facilitators, coupled with detailed background reading for both trainers and participants, set the scene for powerful and participatory learning. Many of the 85 participatory exercises are useful for a wide range of social change contexts – not only counter-recruitment work.
Casino-Free Philadelphia Direct Action Manual
(As used by the 99% Spring!)
This training manual is less a detailed “how to” and more a big picture approach to direct action. It breaks down some of the myths of nonviolent action and explains the value, power, and rationale for direct action. This training manual also takes a glimpse into the moral and legal questions around direct action. It puts a special focus on a set of tactics called blockades – used especially to halt destructive development using one’s own body.
Available for free download on the Training for Change website.
Opening Space for Democracy
Hundreds of training activities in detail, over 60 handouts with the content of how to defend human rights against violence, an integrated 23-day curriculum, many tips for trainers, and mini-essays on pedagogical theory — all of this is included in the 634-page book available from Training for Change (TFC).