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Beginner's Guide to Community-Based Arts, 2nd Edition
Ten Graphic Stories about Artists, Educators & Activists Across the U.S.
Keith Knight, Mat Schwarzman
Ten transformative local arts projects come alive in this illustrated training manual for youth leaders and teachers. This energetic guidebook demonstrates the enormous power of art in grass-roots social change.



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From Foreclosure to Fair Lending
Advocacy, Organizing, Occupy, and the Pursuit of Equitable Credit
Shanti Abedin, Katrin B. Anacker, David Berenbaum, Saqib Bhatti, Janis Bowdler, James H. Carr, Peter Dreier, Katrina S. Forrest, Jose A. Garcia, George Goehl, Debby Goldberg, Sandra Hinson, Donald L. Kahl, Stephen Lerner, Mike Miller, John A. Powell, John P. Relman, Lisa Rice, Robert G. Schwemm, M William Sermons, Shanna L. Smith
A new wave of fair housing activism in the face of foreclosures points to what must be done now in the United States to make meaningful progress toward the goals of equitable access to credit and equal opportunity.

Gregory D. Squires and Chester Hartman - American Banker

Forty years ago, Gale Cincotta, affectionately known in the community organizing world as the mother of community reinvestment, led her troops into bank lobbies, effectively shutting them down for the day; held barbecues on the front yards of bank executives; and threatened Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker that she would hang a "Loan Shark" sign over the Fed office in Washington.

Since that time, a fair housing/fair lending/community reinvestment infrastructure has... cont'd



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Urban Alchemy
Restoring Joy in America's Sorted-Out Cities
Mindy Thompson Fullilove, Hon AIA, MD
Mindy Thompson Fullilove presents ways to strengthen neighborhood connectivity and empower marginalized communities through investigation of urban segregation from a social health perspective. "Fullilove passionately demonstrates how, through an urbanity of inclusion, we can heal our fractured cities and make them whole again."

Charles Rosenblum - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Her (Mindy Fullilove's) baseline concern with the dignity and wisdom of individuals, as well as the absolute necessity of broad-based consensus building, puts her approach on a clear moral high ground to which every urban planner and builder ought to give greater commitment, because it's right and because it works.

"Urban Alchemy" emerges as a book because years of working to counteract the ills of urban destruction have yielded significant successes in the form of insights,... cont'd



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Beyond Zuccotti Park
Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space
Roland V. Anglin, Caron Atlas, Thomas Balsley, Terri Baltimore, Shirin Barghi, Rick Bell, Marshall Berman, Julian Brash, Wendy E. Brawer, Paul Broches, Carlton Brown, Lance Jay Brown, David Burney, Brennan S. Cavanaugh, Susan Chin, Alexander Cooper, Arthur Eisenberg, Lynne Elizabeth, Anastassia Fisyak, Karen A. Franck, Michael Freedman-Schnapp, Mindy Thompson Fullilove, Hon AIA, MD, Gan Golan, Jeffrey Hou, Te-Sheng Huang, Lisa Keller, Brad Lander, Peter Marcuse, Jonathan Marvel, Signe Nielsen, Michael Pyatok, Michael Rios, Jonathan Rose, Janette Sadik-Khan, Saskia Sassen, Paula Z. Segal, Sadra Shahab, Benjamin Shepard, Ronald Shiffman, FAICP, Honorary AIA, Gregory Smithsimon, Michael Sorkin, Nikki Stern, Maya Wiley
In the wake of the Occupy Wall Street movement, leading planners and social scientists examine public space today and freedom of assembly.

Planetizen

Beyond Zuccotti Park: Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space made Planetizen's top 10 list of books in urban planning, design, and development published in 2012!

"The Planetizen editorial staff based this year's list on a number of criteria, including editorial reviews, popularity, number of references, sales figures, recommendations from experts and the book's potential impact on the urban planning, development and design professions.

Common... cont'd



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Service-Learning in Design and Planning
Educating at the Boundaries
Keith Bartholomew, Amanda M. Beer, Peter Butler, Linda Corkery, Pat Crawford, Lynne M. Dearborn, Susan Erickson, Susan C. Harris, Sally Harrison, AIA, Jeffrey Hou, Clara Irazábal, Paul Kelsch, Zenia Kotval, Laura Lawson, Mira Locher, Patricia Machemer, Paul V. Poteat, Ann Quinlan, Jodi Rios, Michael Rios, Joseph Schilling, Lynda Schneekloth, Scott Shannon, Lisa B. Spanierman, Jack Sullivan, Daniel Winterbottom
Urban planning and architecture educators challenge traditional community-university relationships by modeling meaningful and reciprocal partnerships.

Bryan Bell

The time is ripe for advancing a solid service-learning pedagogy in architecture, landscape architecture, and planning. Over several decades of innovation, experimentation, and trial and error, each of these design disciplines has spawned new and critical theory, linking professional work and social change. The wisdom of the twenty-nine leaders in service-learning within this volume provides a collective leap forward that benefits us all—students, teachers, designers, and the general... cont'd



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Acting Together II: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict
Building Just and Inclusive Communities
Daniel Banks, Eugene van Erven, Kate Gardner, Mary Ann Hunter, John O'Neal, Jo Salas
Acting Together, Volume II, continues from where the first volume ends, documenting exemplary peacebuilding performances in regions marked by social exclusion, structural violence, and dislocation.

Ambassador Cynthia Schneider, PhD, Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

This book gives Shakespeare's "All the world's a stage" new meaning. Experts in foreign policy and diplomacy, conflict resolution and peacemaking, as well as theatre and performance professionals, can learn from these extraordinary examples what theatre and performance can do to heal the wounds of violent conflict.



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Acting Together on the World Stage DVD and Toolkit
Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict
This feature-length documentary film of peacebuilding performances and interviews shows contributions of theater to justice, reconciliation, and coexistence. The DVD is accompanied by a toolkit of resources for educators, practitioners, and policy makers.



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Accidental Warriors and Battlefield Myths
Tom Angotti
A collection of short stories that shows how most soldiers are drawn into war by circumstances they neither understand nor control.



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Acting Together I: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict
Resistance and Reconciliation in Regions of Violence
Catherine Filloux, Ruth Margraff, Dijana Miloševic, Charles Mulekwa, Abeer Musleh, Aida Nasrallah, Madhawa Palihapitiya, Lee Perlman
Courageous artists working in conflict regions describe exemplary peacebuilding performances and groundbreaking theory on performance for transformation of violence.

KadmusArts - http://kadmusarts.com/

Beginning this week, the Acting Together project is launching a global campaign for the feature-length documentary, Acting Together on the World Stage, a toolkit of videos and printed guides to aid educators, practitioners and policy-makers, and the first of two volumes of an anthology entitled Acting Together: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict (New Village Press, 2011). In cinemas, bookstores, theatres, community centers and classrooms, educators,... cont'd



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American Tensions
Literature of Identity and the Search for Social Justice
Jonis Agee, Elizabeth Alexander, Sherman Alexie, Dorothy Allison, Marvin Bell, Barrie Jean Borich, Nickole Brown, Philip Bryant, James Cihlar, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Anthony Doerr, Mark Doty, Heid E. Erdrich, Louise Erdrich, B. H. Fairchild, Nick Flynn, Kenny Fries, Eric Gansworth, Ray Gonzalez, J. C. Hallman, Patricia Hampl, Greg Hewett, Scott Hightower, Tony Hoagland, Linda Hogan, Javier O. Huerta, Deborah Keenan, Yusef Komunyakaa, Ed Bok Lee, Bobbie Ann Mason, Bill McKibben, Donald Morrill, David Mura, Kristin Naca, Mark Nowak, D. A. Powell, Hilda Raz, Adrienne Rich, Scott Russell Sanders, Patricia Smith, Brian Turner, Emily C. Watson, Diane Wilson
This new anthology of contemporary American poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction, explores issues of identity, oppression, injustice, and social change.

Sam Woodworth - Fogged Clarity

A good literary anthology has much in common with the musical playlists we make for our love interests. Every inclusion is a clue to the compilers' personality and our ambitions for the relationship. What song to start with, where to drop a classic fun song to make the listener smile, where to place the overly obvious love song, or the thoughtful or familiar one, and what song to conclude with— all are vital decisions to a successful mix-tape. As the mix-masters, we feel there is no room for... cont'd



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