New Village Press

New Village Press New Village Press is a nonprofit publisher of books that enrich public understanding of issues vital to healthy, creative, and socially just communities. We choose authors who can animate emerging movements in societal transformation.
New Village Press is a nonprofit organization and the first publisher to focus on grassroots community building. Our independent, public-benefit press publishes books and hosts events that contribute to thriving, creative, and socially just communities. New Village Press Inc is a registered New York State Charity #46-83-14. Donations to our 501c3 nonprofit organization are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Federal EIN is 82-1961453.

New Village Press is an independent, public-benefit publisher whose books celebrate the beauty, vitality, and creativity of grassroots community building. New Village books serve the fields of social justice, urban ecology, and community-based arts. The press crosses boundaries between professional, academic, and popular education with books that engage practitioners and community activists working together to heal social wounds and revitalize neighborhoods.The press focuses on works that transcend polemics and abstract policy through the realness of human story.

Mission: The mission of New Village Press is to promote and enrich public discussion and understanding of issues vital to the development of healthy, creative, and socially just communities. To that end, New Village publishes transdisciplinary books that animate emerging movements in societal transformation. In conjunction, the Press also hosts lectures, forums, and seminars for the public, especially for those communities that are underserved.

“My childhood memories did not include this beauty. My childhood memories were filled with the pain of isolation, of l...
06/24/2019
Such a Pretty Girl

“My childhood memories did not include this beauty. My childhood memories were filled with the pain of isolation, of loneliness, of oppressive bigotry … Could I be proud of my homeland, as my father would have wanted me to be? Could I be proud that I was born in this town?”

Nadina LaSpina on pain, place, and belonging.

Read more in her forthcoming memoir, “My Pretty Girl," out in July.

Beyond thrilled to hear that Disability Pride NYC, Inc, Disability Pride Brighton, and Disability Pride Italia are joini...
06/20/2019

Beyond thrilled to hear that Disability Pride NYC, Inc, Disability Pride Brighton, and Disability Pride Italia are joining forces for their parades this summer! We're reminded of Nadina LaSpina's activist work with the disability community in Sicily. In fact, she writes about her time in Sicily in her forthcoming memoir! bit.ly/2PrettyGirl

Links to more information on the disability pride parades:
http://disabilitypridenyc.org/2019-disability-pride-parade/
http://disabilityprideitalia.org/
https://www.disabilitypridebrighton.com/2018-festival/2019-festival/

"June is blooming at New Village!" NVP's June newsletter is out, and we've got a lot to share! Take a look to stay updat...
06/20/2019
New Village June Newsletter

"June is blooming at New Village!" NVP's June newsletter is out, and we've got a lot to share! Take a look to stay updated on upcoming events, new books, and author awards.

[pictured: Carl leading regional equity climate-justice demonstration, Oakland, 2012. Photo credit and courtesy of Palom...
06/19/2019

[pictured: Carl leading regional equity climate-justice demonstration, Oakland, 2012. Photo credit and courtesy of Paloma Pavel.]

A leading environmental justice pioneer since the 1970s, Carl Anthony has worked to incorporate intersecting issues of race and class into discussions about and activism surrounding environmentalism. Anthony’s recently released memoir “The Earth, The City, and The Hidden Narrative of Race” discusses regional equity and climate change. (Read more about the book here: https://bit.ly/2KLLXNB).

Carl Anthony is one of many profiled in Chellis Glendinning’s “In the Company of Rebels,” a book which paints the portraits of 46 activists, thinkers, and writers who grappled with issues of feminism, colonialism, and environmental justice. (link to book: http://bit.ly/2ZRebels)

Who, according to you, are the rebels of the past, present or future--the people who’ve shaped and shook up our communities, countries, worlds

Share and respond to our post with #whosyrrebel. Be creative: we look forward to reading your posts! #newbook #history #environmentaljustice

Lily Yeh is the next presenter in Erie Arts & Culture's Placemaking Speaker Series! It's not too late to register for th...
06/17/2019
New Horizons Initiative Placemaking Speaker Series Continues with a Visit and Keynote from Lily Yeh

Lily Yeh is the next presenter in Erie Arts & Culture's Placemaking Speaker Series! It's not too late to register for the event, which will be taking place on Wednesday, June 19. FREE and open to the public.

In mid-April, Erie Arts & Culture hosted Peter Kageyama as the first installment in our placemaking speaker series. Second we welcomed Barbara Goldstein in mid-May. This June, we welcome Lily Yeh to Erie as the next installment of our Placemaking Speaker Series. Lily will present to the public f...

"Rivera’s eyes seem made for an artist, the woman adds, 'built especially for a painter of spaces and crowds.'" Fascin...
06/17/2019
You Know Frida Kahlo’s Face. Now You Can (Probably) Hear Her Voice.

"Rivera’s eyes seem made for an artist, the woman adds, 'built especially for a painter of spaces and crowds.'"

Fascinating to hear what Frida Kahlo thought of Diego Rivera! Interested to learn more about Diego Rivera--in his own words? "Conversations with Diego Rivera" takes the form of an intimate dialogue between poet Alfredo Cardona-Peña and the artist himself. More info here: bit.ly/2conversation

The National Sound Library of Mexico has released a track that it believes is the only known surviving audio recording of the artist.

A hearty congratulations to Louise Chawla, Victoria Derr, and Mara Mintzer on winning the 2019 EDRA Achievement Award fo...
06/12/2019
Award Announcements – New Village Press

A hearty congratulations to Louise Chawla, Victoria Derr, and Mara Mintzer on winning the 2019 EDRA Achievement Award for their groundbreaking and instructive book "Placemaking for Children and Youth"!

What We See
05/31/2019
What We See

What We See

“It’s about activating a love and joy for your city as a part of your organizing and what you want to see in the future,” says Molly Rose Kaufman, who cofounded the University of Orange—A free people's university in Orange New Jersey—with Mindy Thompson Fullilove.

Wild Culture interviews Chellis Glendinnning about her new memoir in which she profiles remarkable activists she has kno...
05/26/2019
Bohemians, Deep Heads, and History Makers: A Memoir

Wild Culture interviews Chellis Glendinnning about her new memoir in which she profiles remarkable activists she has known and worked with. Whitney Houston asks how she selected the 46 people she included, and her answer is that she chose creatives with "unquenchable curiosity, love of beauty, mindfulness, willingness to take risks, belief that existence itself is a work of art, use of both intuition and intellect, and keenness to play."

A chronicle of politically engaged characters who set the tone of many social movements since the 1960s. Excerpt from a new book by Chellis Glendinning.

We are grateful to have NYU Press distributing our books and delighted to discover your posts for Nadina LaSpina's forth...
05/22/2019
NYU Press

We are grateful to have NYU Press distributing our books and delighted to discover your posts for Nadina LaSpina's forthcoming memoir on Facebook!

“From the first vivid chapter set in Sicily to her gutsy activism in the U.S., LaSpina’s triumphant memoir of a richly lived life held me rapt."—Alix Kates Shulman on New Village Press' forthcoming title SUCH A PRETTY GIRL: A Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride by Nadina LaSpina.

While unique, the author's journey is also one with which many disabled people can identify. It is the journey to find one's place in an ableist world—a world not made for disabled people, where disability is only seen in negative terms. La Spina refutes all stereotypical narratives of disability. Through the telling of her life’s story, without editorializing, she shows the harm that the overwhelming focus on pity and on a cure that remains elusive has done to disabled people. Her story exposes the disability prejudice ingrained in our sociopolitical system and denounces the oppressive standards of normalcy in a society that devalues those who are different and denies them basic rights.

Learn more about this forthcoming book here: https://buff.ly/2Hrn880. Available July 2019!

05/22/2019
NYU Press

Thanks, NYU Press! We are excited to be exhibiting at EDRA's 50th Anniversary Conference! Come visit our book table Thursday through Saturday on the ground floor lobby of 5 MetroTech Center.

Join our partner press New Village Press at the Environmental Design Research Association annual conference starting Wednesday in Brooklyn, where their two authors Louise Chawla and Mara Mintzer will be presenting!

Chellis Glendinning's spirited new #memoir—IN THE COMPANY OF REBELS is out! Order now with promocode NVP25-FM for 25%o...
05/14/2019
In the Company of Rebels

Chellis Glendinning's spirited new #memoir—IN THE COMPANY OF REBELS is out! Order now with promocode NVP25-FM for 25%off & free shipping! http://bit.ly/2ZRebels

Meetings with remarkable activists since the 1960s American social change movements dominated the 1960s and 1970s, an era brought about and influenced not by...

Announcing the release of Chellis Glendinning's spirited new #memoir—IN THE COMPANY OF REBELS—a personal portrait of...
05/14/2019

Announcing the release of Chellis Glendinning's spirited new #memoir—IN THE COMPANY OF REBELS—a personal portrait of remarkable #activists, #artists, radicals, and #thinkers who raise issues of #justice, the #environment, #feminism, and #colonialism. Order now with promocode NVP25-FM for 25%off & free shipping! http://bit.ly/2ZRebels

More than 30 groups/organizations and 700 diverse children and parents have contributed to creating Boulder’s first-ev...
05/02/2019
ENVD students help create Boulder’s first-ever child-friendly city map

More than 30 groups/organizations and 700 diverse children and parents have contributed to creating Boulder’s first-ever child-friendly city map.

Any parent knows that traditional maps are not designed with kids in mind. But a new child-friendly city map is helping kids learn how to navigate their way around Boulder, thanks to Growing Up Boulder, a CU Boulder program that partners with Boulder Valley School District and the City of Boulder. T...

"This April we rejoice in the renewal of everything life-affirming!"  NVP's April Newsletter takes a look our most impor...
04/23/2019
April 2019 Newsletter - relinked edition!

"This April we rejoice in the renewal of everything life-affirming!" NVP's April Newsletter takes a look our most important upcoming events, while simultaneously celebrating National Poetry Month! If you haven't already, take a look at our full Newsletter here: https://conta.cc/2Kd4VOu

Labor Arts
04/20/2019

Labor Arts

Join us on Monday May 6 for the 9th annual Clara Lemlich Awards, honoring women for their lifelong social activism. This year we honor Elba Cabrera, Doris Deither, Ronnie Eldridge, Melissa Freeman, and Philoine Fried.

RSVP required, via e-mail to [email protected]

Date: Monday, May 6

Location: Puffin Gallery for Social Activism at the Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Reception at 6:30pm, Program at 7:15pm

Visit LaborArts.org/lemlichawards to learn about our past honorees.

March for Science
04/07/2019

March for Science

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(Drawing by Chris Ridell (Illustrator))

Author Mindy Thompson Fullilove is interviewed about her father and the book about his community organizing, Homeboy Cam...
04/05/2019
The People's Organizer

Author Mindy Thompson Fullilove is interviewed about her father and the book about his community organizing, Homeboy Came to Orange, in the April issue of Public Seminar.

When Ernest Thompson moved to Orange, New Jersey, it was under protest. As an organizer for the militant international union, United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE), and organizational director of the National Negro Labor Council, Ernest (known affectionately as Ernie, Home, Ho

Philadelphia friends, don't miss this documentary film about Lily Yeh, author of Awakening Creativity and fearless inter...
02/16/2019

Philadelphia friends, don't miss this documentary film about Lily Yeh, author of Awakening Creativity and fearless international artist who works with destitute communities to heal what is broken.

The BAREFOOT ARTIST film by Glenn Holsten and Daniel Traub will be presented at FRIEDA for generations, 320 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, on February 21 / 22 at 7pm. FRIEDA is a space with the mission to (re)connect generations.

New Village Press is looking forward already!
01/11/2019

New Village Press is looking forward already!

Imagining America and the The University of New Mexico - UNM are pleased to announce that IA’s 20th Anniversary National Gathering will be held October 18-20, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. #IA20th

#PressRelease:
http://bit.ly/2TEVWFJ

#arts #scholars #design #publicscholarship

01/10/2019
400 Years of Inequality

Author Dr. Mindy Fullilove is heading this initiative.

2019 is here! What stories of oppression and resistance will you tell? What events will you plan to observe this moment? What futures will we build together? Get started on our website (Link in bio) by signing up for our newsletter, requesting a workshop, or downloading a Starter Kit and other free resources. Together, we the people can create a just future. #400yearsofinequality #1619to2019

12/30/2018
Small bookstores are booming after nearly being wiped out

"The localism movement has been a driving force. Customers are increasingly spending in their neighborhood stores."

A growing number of shoppers will be supporting their independent neighborhood bookstores on Small Business Saturday

Explore The World
12/05/2018

Explore The World

This is the largest library in the world. Just opened In China and has 1.2 Million books.

The Art of Learning
12/05/2018

The Art of Learning

Author Mara Mintzer defends an innovative creek project designed with child residents' input (from projects featured in ...
11/29/2018
Mara Mintzer: Boulder youth had input on civic area project

Author Mara Mintzer defends an innovative creek project designed with child residents' input (from projects featured in Placemaking with Children and Youth) that "restored native habitat and new nature play elements," "improved access to the creek and water play opportunities" and much more in a Boulder Daily Camera editorial.

I would like to respond to Ms. Jyurovat's criticisms of the changes to the civic area from her guest opinion ("The uncivil civic project along Boulder Creek," Daily Camera, July 26).

The projects of fourth-grade students involved in Growing Up Boulder (featured in our book Placemaking with Children and...
11/28/2018
Student projects revitalizing The Hill focus of Dec. 15 open house

The projects of fourth-grade students involved in Growing Up Boulder (featured in our book Placemaking with Children and Youth) will be on display at a free open house in Boulder, Colorado on Dec. 15. From the article: "this project gave them a chance to understand the complexity of real-world design problems in a familiar space."

The city of Boulder and CU Boulder partnered this fall to gather design ideas from Environmental Design (ENVD) students, neighborhood residents and elementary school students for revitalizing the University Hill area. The area has a rich history as a residential, shopping and music district, and ove...

11/27/2018

New Village Press is now its own nonprofit organization. This #GivingTuesday Nov 27, the Press is aiming to raise its first $5000. Please consider a tax deductible gift. Grassroots support is everything to this organization!! And early gifts may qualify for matching funds from Facebook and PayPal!

The mission of New Village is to build understanding of issues vital to healthy, creative, and socially just communities. To that end, New Village publishes books and hosts public forums related to social justice, creative placemaking, ecology, and social change through the arts.

THANK YOU FOR BEING A SUPPORTER !!!

11/27/2018

New Village Press has just become its own nonprofit organization, so this #GivingTuesday, Nov 27, we are holding our first fundraiser! Our campaign goal is $5000, and if you make your donation early Tuesday morning, it can qualify for a match from Facebook!

The mission of New Village is to build understanding of issues vital to healthy, creative, and socially just communities. To that end, New Village publishes books and hosts public forums related to social justice, creative placemaking, ecology, and social change through the arts.

Grassroots support is everything to this organization—THANK YOU FOR BEING A SUPPORTER!!!

In case you missed it, early last year author Louise Chawla said involving children in urban planning was "changing the ...
11/26/2018
Collaboration gives children 'seat at table' in city planning

In case you missed it, early last year author Louise Chawla said involving children in urban planning was "changing the culture of city decision-making" and that "young people's ideas are often innovative, people friendly and playful, and incorporating their ideas adds to the city’s vitality and character" in an article in CU Boulder Today.

A group of second-graders has offered input on what's important to them when riding the bus—suggestions that are coming to fruition in a Boulder revitalization project. The children were involved through Growing Up Boulder, an initiative at CU Boulder's Community Engagement, Design and Research Ce...

When asked about the importance of involving children in community planning, author Louise Chawla explained in a recent ...
11/26/2018
Q&A: CEDaR Fellow Louise Chawla shares her passion for children’s involvement in shaping their communities

When asked about the importance of involving children in community planning, author Louise Chawla explained in a recent Q&A that "[having adults listen to their ideas] results in a new self-esteem for the children; they realize their ideas have value."

"Placemaking with Children and Youth: Participatory Practices for Planning Sustainable Communities," which was released Sept. 17 by New Village Press, was written by three women with strong ties to CU Boulder's Community, Engagement Design and Research Center(CEDaR): CEDaR Fellow and CU Boulder Prof...

New Village is thrilled to partner with the Mexican Cultural Institute to host muralist Rina Lazo and scholar Anna Indyc...
11/20/2018
The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York

New Village is thrilled to partner with the Mexican Cultural Institute to host muralist Rina Lazo and scholar Anna Indych-Lopez at our book launch.

Please join us on December 4th for a special program at Americas Society In partnership with New Village Press, we will present the book "Conversations with Diego Rivera: The Monster in his Labyrinth" with a conversation between muralist Rina Lazo --Rivera's last living student-- and art historian Anna Indych-Lopez.
You really don't want to miss out on this unique opportunity to learn more about one of Mexico's most prominent artists.
RSVP on the link below
https://www.mciny.org/rina-lazo-in-ny

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Celebrating creative social change since 2005 and read around the world, New Village books have won awards in professional communications and regularly make top-ten urban-planning reading lists. The press is centered in the belief that practical, inspiring alternatives are more useful than criticism, although they don't ignore the complex problems and inequities that communities face.

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