What are the liberation libraries?
Liberate your syllabi and reference lists: To support faculty and researchers’ efforts to decolonize their syllabi and reference lists, FWIG has assembled vetted literature libraries with relevant content in three anti-oppressive thought traditions:
- Feminist Planning
- Anti-colonial Planning
- Anti-Racist Planning
These libraries have been cross referenced to make them more user friendly. Explore the libraries by core planning course, or by research and practice topic.
How can I use or contribute to the Liberation Libraries?
Access articles: Follow the links below to connect with our Zotero libraries, free to download. New to Zotero? Watch the Liberation Library tutorial video.
Explore libraries by analytical perspective:
Explore the feminist, anti-racist, and anti-colonial liberation libraries without cross-referencing by subject material.
Explore by core course:
The three liberation libraries have been cross-referenced for convenience. Click on the links below to access Zotero libraries relevant to different core planning courses.
Including research methods, methodological critique, and methods of planning practice.
Including non-traditional histories intersecting the field of social work and social movements.
Including literature exploring planning praxis, with specific applications in cross referenced planning sub-disciplines.
Explore by research area:
The three liberation libraries have been cross-referenced for convenience. Click on the links below to access Zotero libraries relevant to different research and practice sub-disciplines.
Including literature tied to public/private space discussions and gentrification.
Including literature focused on domestic and gender-based violence.
Including literature addressing the context of community development practice.
Including topics tied to gender and access to economic opportunities, as well as critiques of economic development strategies and neoliberalism.
The liberation libraries were developed by: Dani Slabaugh, MLA (website development, Zotero database, and reference database), Betsy Sweet, PhD (advising the initial list of references and syllabi), and Heather MacLean, PhD (collection of the initial reference list and syllabi).