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Crossroads Fund invites you to celebrate 30 years of seeding change, growing leaders and building movements with our Reading Change book series.
Last year, Crossroads Fund celebrated our 30th anniversary with a year-long reading and events series exploring some of the issues and movements that we have supported over the years. The Reading Change series was such a success, that we've decided to continue it indefinitely!
Coming up in Reading Change:
- Democracy Remixed - October 2012, Hyde Park
- Read a recap of our Value of Nothing discussion on the Crossroads Fund Blog.
- Tune in for an interview with Red Missed Aches author Jennifer Tamayo on CAN-TV (Channel 21) April 18th at 12pm
- Read a blog post about that interview and our Literary Migrations event.
- Watch the CAN-TV video online from the October We Are Wisconsin panel discussion about worker rights organizing!
Reading Change 2011-2012
- 99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What to do About It – Chuck Collins: Since the late 1970s, the U.S. has become a more polarized and unequal society. What does extreme inequality mean for the health of our economy, democracy and communities? Chuck Collins explores the meaning of these inequalities and prospects for change.
- Democracy Remixed – Cathy Cohen: Cathy Cohen’s groundbreaking work analyzes the state of black youth and their engagement in the American political system.
- My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History – John D’Emilio: This accessible collection of essays by Allan Bérubé spans the history of GBLT communities in the US, probing the evolution of gay identity and its intersection with issues of race, class and gender.
- The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy – Raj Patel: Amidst a deepening economic crisis and growing inequality, Raj Patel argues that the root causes of the crisis are linked to the way that the market assigns value to goods, labor and the environment.
- We Are Wisconsin – Erica Sagrans: This new collection explores the grassroots defense of workers’ rights in Wisconsin through the writings of organizers, journalists, bloggers and tweeters.
- Red Missed Aches – Jennifer Tamayo: Through poetry and artwork Jennifer Tamayo unpacks her identity as an immigrant and a woman, playing with language and questions of status in new and surprising ways.
Buy the Books: All five Reading Change titles will be available in October at Women & Children First in Andersonville. Buy all five and receive a free Reading Change tote bag! Get started reading today!
Get Involved: Want to organize a discussion of any of these books? Want to blog about reading and social justice? Contact Rachel@crossroadsfund.org
Read More: It was nearly impossible to choose just five books about social movements! Check out these other books we considered for the series for additional reading options.