October 6, Monday night -- Reading a book edited by Incite! Women of Color Against Violence

In town for the Radical Women Conference, hanging out at Muddy Waters

Reading The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex, edited by Incite! Women of Color Against Violence. The book discusses the problems non-profits have in creating social change when big funders--the governments and corporations--may not necessarily want the social change that will ultimately be for the best. Government and corporations don't like radical changes.

Links she recommends checking out: Incite!, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Southerners on New Ground

What have you read about social change?

Good books she's read recently -- Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpra Lahiri and What is the What, by Dave Eggers. Re: What is the What -- be ready when you read it, she said. It's intense.

Books she liked when she was a kid -- Winnie the Pooh, by A.A. Milne; The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint Exupéry; and Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Her own book -- it'd be nonfiction on social justice or maybe geeky sociologist erotica.

1 Comment:

Ms. B. said...

I had to go get the paper back out of recycling because the closest I can come is an article on the Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers who have been visiting Ithaca this past week. It was interesting reading about their perspectives on the earth and how to protect it. Imagine the knowledge that these women have. Amazing!

Otherwise, my social change reading is more from the past than now: The Secret Life of Bees.