Fall 2020 Read for Justice Action Registration Week (extended)
Time & Location
About the Event
The Reading Is Resistance "Read for Justice Action" event is a season-long deep dive into books and actions taken around a particular intersectional social justice issue. This season's action was inspired by the reading of Kiku Hughes' Displacement, David Robertson's Sugar Falls, and Aida Salazar's Land of the Cranes and is in allignment and with the mission of Tsuru for Solidarity organization. Tsuru for Solidarity's mission is prevent the repetition of history by learning from it, particularly around the history of racial violence, detainment, and concentration campus in the U.S. that so many Black, Indigenous, and people of color have experienced. Their mission includes the following three pillars:
- educate, advocate, and protest to close all U.S. concentration camps;
- build solidarity with other communities of color that have experienced forced removal, detention, deportation, separation of families, and other forms of racial and state violence;
- coordinate intergenerational, cross-community healing circles addressing the trauma of our shared histories.
The Reading Is Resistance season of action will include the following:
- Book lists for picture book readers, middle readers, and YA readers that cover history on this topic.
- Lesson Plan content for picture books and middle reader books with a focus on
- Shared resources
- Community conversations
- Crane making kits and live storytime/crane making sessions.
Groups of grown ups and kids will commit to reading at least
- One book on the history of Native American boarding schools (1860-1978)or Canadian Residential Schools (1830s-1996)
- One book on Japanese Concentration camps (1942-1945)
- One book related to the U.S. border crossing and border detention camps (immigrant detention centers have been around since 1892 -- present)
- Grown ups will also be asked to read shared history resource articles to bolster their foundational knowledge.
- All groups are invited to take part in folding a four-foot long strand of paper cranes to send to Tsuru for Solidarity.
Your RSVP will let us know that you are with us and will activate our further communication with you about this season of action. We will be inviting you to events and sharing resources along the way through which you can participate and connect with us! This action will take place across the entire fall season from September 21 to December 20.