5 books on the list
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The Invisible Cure
Explore the intersections of village life, government intervention, and international aid with this eye-opening account of Africa's AIDS epidemic. Written by a former researcher who left her job in the US to work on an HIV vaccine in Uganda, this book delves into the problem of AIDS from multiple angles, including medicine, politics, economics, and sociology. The author's compelling discovery of a village-based solution challenges traditional assumptions about AIDS in Africa and sheds new light on the global public health crisis. An essential read for anyone interested in this critical issue.
Speaking of good books, remembering another one today: The Invisible Cure by Helen Epstein Insight re why some countries did better than others responding to HIV pandemic. Lessons re #COVID. We could do with some solidarity in the face of shared calamity. – source
Becoming an Ally
Breaking the Cycle of Oppression in People
This enlightening book is for anyone who wants to learn how to become an ally, from ending sexism and racism to ableism and heterosexism. Anne Bishop examines the origins of oppression and explores how to move towards a more just world by learning to act as allies. This expanded third edition includes new techniques for educating allies and challenging cultural norms.
For the record, the acknowledgement above is adapted from the definition of an ally proposed by Anne Bishop in her excellent book, pictured here. – source
A woman on the run from abuse finds refuge on an Indigenous man's farm in this powerful novel. As they become an accidental family, they must face her abusive ex who is determined to hunt her down. Set in the rugged B.C. Interior and exploring the redemptive power of love and the land's ability to heal us, this final gift from the late Richard Wagamese is a moving testament to the power of storytelling.
Just finished this extraordinary book by Richard Wagamese. Grieved at the truth that he could not stay with us longer to show us more through his writing. This book taught me how I could walk better and listen better. #Starlight – source
From Where I Stand
Rebuilding Indigenous Nations for a Stronger Canada
Explore the path to reconciliation and a shared future in Canada with this powerful book by Indigenous leader Jody Wilson-Raybould. Through her speeches and writings, Wilson-Raybould urges Canadians to take action towards recognizing and respecting Indigenous Rights, while deconstructing Canada's colonial legacy. She provides insight on how to build a postcolonial future based on trust, cooperation, recognition, and good governance, empowering Indigenous Peoples and improving the well-being of all Canadians. Essential reading for anyone interested in the reconciliation process, including engaged citizens, leaders, policy-makers, educators, and academics.
This is an important book. I've learned so much about Canadian history, justice, truth & reconciliation from @Puglaas, who in turn learned from wise elders & others. Very happy that she is sharing these teachings for all Canadians to read. – source
Parliamentary procedure is made easy with this concise and user-friendly book. Written by the authorship team behind the officially sanctioned guide, this second edition matches the newly revised full edition. Get the rules you need most often at meetings, understand debates, amendments, and nominations with sample dialogues and a guide to using the complete edition. Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised In Brief, 2nd edition is the perfect essential handbook for parliamentary proceedings.
Congratulations @meslin. What a great book. Every day I hear from people who want a stronger, healthier democracy, including a parliamentary system that is fair and functional. We can improve the culture of politics and this book has lots of creative ideas on how to do that. – source