Resources for Radical Hope

The Afropocene as Radical Hope in a Racialized Society
Resources from Oceana Sawyer


M4BL Presents Black Futures: An Ode to Freedom Summer

Black Panther UN scene

original Roots – “Behold the only thing greater than yourself.”


Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Thought and Practice

My Grandmother’s Hands

Octavia’s Brood by adrienne maree brown and Walidah Imarisha
“Evidence” by Alexis Pauline Gumbs

You are Your Best Thing by Tarana Burke and Brené Brown

Undrowned by Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown

All About Love by bell hooks

Radiant Rest by Tracee Stanley

Tricia Hersey – The Nap Bishop

Resting on the Earth – Atmos magazine 4-28-21

Temple of My Familiar – Alice Walker

Race and the Cosmos by Barbara Holmes

Lucille Clifton – “come celebrate with that every day something has tried to kill me and has failed.”

These Wilds Beyond Our Fences by Bayo Akomolafe “I Want My Skin to Breathe”

Social Change Ecosystem Map (which includes different roles in movement work)


Fannie Lou Hamer

Roots soundtrack – Ishe Oluwa

Roots soundtrack – Ishe Oluwa with English

Sun:Hymn to Be Good by Jomama Jones

Kothbiro by Ayub Ogada

I Am by India Arie and A Beautiful Chorus

Breathe by India Arie

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