Social Action

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Connexions Library

Canadian Information Sharing Service: Pilot Copy, February 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
The Case for Grassroots Archives
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden historie...
Communication for and Against Democracy
Raboy, Marc and Bruck, Peter A. (ed.)
Book
1989
This anthology explores the circumstances in which communication serves at times as an instrument of repression and domination, and at others as a support for human emancipation.
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
Ecology and Social Action
Commoner, Barry
Article
1973
That there is an important connection between ecology and social action is now self-evident. There seems little reason to doubt that there is some connection between what ecology tells us about the de...
Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory: Preservation as subversion: Do grassroots archives have a future?
Article
2012
CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27). G...
Planning As Learning: The Education of Citizen Activists
Alexander, Donald Hayley Morrow
Book
1994
Phd thesis focusing on the learning undertaken by members of citizens' groups involved in land use planning.
The Politics of Urban Liberation
Schecter, Stephen
Book
1978
A broad-ranging study which covers the political economy of the urban question and the importance of the city in the history of social revolution. Schechter's evaluation of libertarian insurgency high...
SNCC: The New Abolitionists
Zinn, Howard
Book
1964
An account of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
The Social Passion: Religion and Social Reform in Canada 1914-28
Allen, Richard
Book
1973
An account of the movement within Canadian protestantism which sought to revive the neglected social dimensions of Christianity and to involve the church in social action.
Student Power and the Canadian Campus
Reid, Tim; Reid, Julyan
Book
1969
A collection of articles about student activism in Canada in the lates 1960s.
Transforming Ourselves Transforming the World: An Open Conspiracy for Social Change
Murphy, Brian K.
Book
1999
Addresses society's pessimism about social change and provides a theoretical means and practice to overcome this fatalism.
What Should I Do?: Selfishness, Happiness And Benefiting Others
Edwards, David; and Media Lens
Article
2003
Motivation is not a problem for anyone who accepts the extraordinary truth contained in Yeshe Aro's ncient prescription for happiness: "On this depends my liberation: to assist others -- nothing else....

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Centre for Social Justice
The CSJ conducts research, educates and advocates to narrow the gap in income, wealth and power and enhance peace and human security. It does this by bringing together academics, labour unions, faith...
Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
OCAP is a direct-action anti-poverty organization based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We mount grassroots political campaigns against regressive government policies as they affect poor and working peop...

From the Connexions Archives

Social Action Commission of the Archdiocese of St. John's
Organization profile published 1981
Organization
1981
In January, 1980, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of St. John's appointed a staff person to initiate a program of social action based on the statement of R.C. Bishops of the Atlantic provinces - "To Est...
Social Action Commission of the Diocese of Charlottetown
Organization
1981
The Social Action Commission of the Diocese of Charlottetown describes its purpose as one of "educating the people of the Diocese on all matters related to social justice and working for transformatio...
Social Action Commission of The Diocese of Charlottetown
Organization profile published 1982
Organization
1982