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Decolonizing Social Justice Work: Stories to Support Organizations, Facilitators, and Youth Working Against Oppression

In October of 2011, the Girls Action Foundation invited a few of us to sit together over three days to see what might emerge. Each one of us has been working towards some vision of social justice in our own communities and with others through dialogue, participatory theatre, storytelling, popular education, and direct action, amongst other strategies. After years of struggling for and creating our own small versions of these conversations, we found ourselves in a room, and what came out were these stories about the “justice” in social justice work: about moments where things go very wrong, and about the moments where we felt integrity and inspired in our efforts to sustain our own leadership and that of those with whom we worked. That encounter gave rise to this publication. 

Authored by Nisha Sajnani, Wariri Mirenja Muhungi, Jessica Yee, Keetha Mercer, Kat Butker, La-Toya Jones, Nathalie Lozano Neira, and Melanie Matining. Published by Girls Action Foundation.