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Grassroots Community Discussion Circle by Planet People Project

Grassroots Community Discussion Circle by Planet People Project

Planet People Project is the library's proactive program series about building resilient communities and ecosystems. Each month, we explore a theme on the topic of sustainability:

May’s theme is: “Grassroots Community”

Saturday, 5/25/19 at 2pm

See below for discussion materials to read and watch.


Books and Articles

The Transition Handbook: from oil dependency to local resilence by Rob Hopkins

"In Oakland, Community-Owned Real Estate is Bucking Gentrification Trend" by Sarah Trent

KQED Forum with Michael Krasny, Panel on "Bottom Up Governance," 2/2/19

Revolution in Rojava: Democratic Autonomy and Women's Liberation in the Syrian Kurdistan by Michael Knapp, Ercan Aybog, Anja Flach, Janet Biehl  

Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons, available free as a PDF, and coming soon to the library

The Black Panther Party : a guide to an American subculture by Jamie Jaywann Wilson

"A Dream of Secular Utiopia in ISIS Backyard," by Wes Enzinna, New York Times Magazine, 11/24/2015

“Time Banking Helps Build Individuals, Organizations and Communities” by Devin Thorpe, Forbes Magazine, 3/21/18


Dolores: Rebel. Activist. Feminist. Mother

Available through the library's free streaming service, Kanopy:

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Women Against Isis: Middle Eastern Women Lead Resistance Against the Jihadist Movement 


Santa Rosa's General Plan: Get involved in the shaping of Santa Rosa's future: https://srcity.org/Pages/3079/22708

East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative: ebprec.org/

North Bay Organizing Project: northbayop.org/

Raizes Collective: https://www.raizescollective.org/

Sonoma Solidarity with Standing Rock: www.sonomasolidarity.org/

Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County: http://www.pjcsoco.org/

Ask your librarian for help accessing the above discussion materials.


Northwest Library

150 Coddingtown Center, Santa Rosa

(707) 546-2265


Saturday, May 25, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Northwest Santa Rosa Library
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