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.
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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.

The University of Orange has launched Placemaking 12, which showcases the thoughts of urbanists-in-residence  past, pres...
05/27/2020
PlaceMaking12: Jacqui Castaneda – University of Orange

The University of Orange has launched Placemaking 12, which showcases the thoughts of urbanists-in-residence past, present, and future. Check out Jacqueline Castañeda's report on being an urbanist sheltering-in-place in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Mindy Fullilove, University of Orange Board President, discusses the work done at the University of Orange in URBAN ALCHEMY and her forthcoming book MAIN STREET.

PlaceMaking12: Jacqui Castaneda May 11, 2020 admin Digital Campus, Placemaking 12, Restoration Urbanism 0 I am an urbanist and researcher with an academic background in Architecture and Urban Design. As an urbanist, my passion focuses on designing strategies, processes, and projects with an integrat...

A new film by Daniel Traub comes to virtual theaters June 5th. Daniel Traub directed "The Barefoot Artist," a documentar...
05/26/2020
URSULA VON RYDINGSVARD: INTO HER OWN - Opening in Virtual Theaters from June 5 | Scenester.tv

A new film by Daniel Traub comes to virtual theaters June 5th. Daniel Traub directed "The Barefoot Artist," a documentary on artist, author, and activist Lily Yeh. His latest documentary focuses on another accomplished female artist, Ursula Von Rydingsvard.

https://scenester.tv/ursula-von-rydingsvard-into-her-own-opening-in-virtual-theaters/

URSULA VON RYDINGSVARD: INTO HER OWN - Opening in Virtual Theaters from June 5 |

May 23!7 PM Eastern | 4 PM Pacific  WEBINAR on Pandemic Response - Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor - Hosts: New Villag...
05/23/2020

May 23!

7 PM Eastern | 4 PM Pacific

WEBINAR on Pandemic Response - Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor -

Hosts: New Village authors Carl C. Anthony and Paloma Pavel

Guests: Jacqui Patterson @NAACP, Mary Nelson, Mary Gonzalez, Cara Judea Alhadeff

Free. Register NOW : https://bit.ly/3edjI5N

In case you missed it, the webcast for the RPA Assembly Panel Session led by Mindy Fullilove is available online. Tune i...
05/21/2020
Confronting COVID-19 in Our Communities: Perspectives from Around the…

In case you missed it, the webcast for the RPA Assembly Panel Session led by Mindy Fullilove is available online. Tune in to learn about the equity issues illuminated by COVID-19 and what we can do to help.

https://rpa.org/events/assembly/covid19-unequal-impacts

COVID-19 has affected everyone across the world, but in unequal ways. To discuss how different communities are dealing with and fighting the virus, RPA is hosting three panel conversations that focus on regional, national and international action.

Political prisoners continue to be held in Iranian prisons, despite the increasing threat of COVID-19.In this article, l...
05/21/2020

Political prisoners continue to be held in Iranian prisons, despite the increasing threat of COVID-19.

In this article, learn about Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent human rights lawyer who started a hunger strike in Iran's Evin Prison. And for historical context on Iran's human rights abuses in and outside of prison, we recommend Nasser Rahmaninejad's memoir A MAN OF THE THEATER: Survival as an Artist in Iran.

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/IranianPrisioners.aspx

Artist, activist, and author of NEW CREATIVE COMMUNITY Arlene Goldbard is providing a virtual residency this week. Every...
05/20/2020
3. What are your values and commitments?

Artist, activist, and author of NEW CREATIVE COMMUNITY Arlene Goldbard is providing a virtual residency this week. Every day, she shares workshop guidance on the values and ethics of participatory arts practice. This Friday, people who have followed along are invited to join a Zoom discussion on community cultural development.

Check out today's post to learn more and register for the Zoom session, which is limited to 100 participants.

Welcome to Arlene Goldbard’s virtual residency on ‘A Restless Art’, in which she shares her ideas about the values and ethics of participatory arts practice. Between 18 and 22 May…

We're excited to announce that Zoe Boekbinder and Ani DiFranco's forthcoming album Long Time Gone – The Prison Music Pro...
05/19/2020

We're excited to announce that Zoe Boekbinder and Ani DiFranco's forthcoming album Long Time Gone – The Prison Music Project is now available for presale with Spoon Jackson's BY HEART: Poetry, Prison, and Two Lives!

The profits from this sale will benefit communities impacted by mass incarceration and the funds will be administered by the Southern Center for Human Rights.

Pre-order Long Time Gone/By Heart from Righteous Babe Records: https://www.righteousbabe.com/products/long-time-gone-by-heart-combo?fbclid=IwAR2Y4rEG8tlLlBYnYCkhAGamXsLYDP5ejpEzKUC6YgBa2Z3gZFa3Bm5CtOE

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05/18/2020

Gadrrres

Happy Monday ! 😃

For a great start of the week, we would like to share with you the “Placemaking with Children and Youth” resource, a comprehensive guidebook to engaging children and youth in the planning and design of local communities, including identifying resources for resilience and contributing to community development and rebuilding.

Co-authored by Victoria Derr from the California State University Monterey Bay and Louise Chawla and Mara Mintzer from the University of Colorado Boulder, topics include a history of children’s rights to active participation in their societies, ethics of working with children, best practices for establishing programs and partnerships, intergenerational events for planning communities that serve the needs of all ages, project evaluation, and the communication of achievements.

Four chapters provide step-by-step directions for a large variety of participatory methods. Examples and case studies are drawn from high- and middle-income countries and environments of disadvantage, with special attention to working with marginalized populations.

If you have any questions concerning this resource, please do not hesitate to reach out to the GADRRRES Secretariat 👉 [email protected]

"In your father’s interviews with Diego Rivera, he begins with the most fundamental questions: What is a painter? What i...
05/18/2020
Cora Cardona: “I got to like ugliness and found it beautiful” — An Interview with Frank Garrett

"In your father’s interviews with Diego Rivera, he begins with the most fundamental questions: What is a painter? What is a picture? In that spirit, I’d like to ask you, what is a writer?"

In this new interview, actor and director Cora Cardona discusses what it means to be a writer and the daughter of Alfredo Cardona Peña, author of CONVERSATIONS WITH DIEGO RIVERA.

Read the full interview with Frank Garrett in Minor Literature[s]: https://minorliteratures.com/2020/04/28/cora-cardona-in-conversation-with-frank-garrett/

The Cardona family has contributed generations of writers and artists to the cultural heritage of Latin America. Alfredo Cardona Peña was born in Costa Rica in 1917. In 1938 he moved to Mexico, whe…

We're celebrating Ann Snitow this month with 30% off her memoir, Visitors: An American Feminist in East Central Europe. ...
05/14/2020

We're celebrating Ann Snitow this month with 30% off her memoir, Visitors: An American Feminist in East Central Europe. A beloved activist and scholar, Ann helped organize an international feminist movement after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Use code SNITOW30 when you order from NYU Press.

https://nyupress.org/9781613321300/visitors/

Dear Jennifer, we are so excited, too about the audio book release. Thank you for your wonderful narration !!
05/13/2020
Jennifer Jill Araya, Narrator

Dear Jennifer, we are so excited, too about the audio book release. Thank you for your wonderful narration !!

Release day! "Such a Pretty Girl" by Nadina LaSpina for Dreamscape is now available on Audible! This beautiful memoir is incredibly powerful and moving. I can't say enough good things about this book, and I'm so glad I had the privilege of narrating it.

"Such a Pretty Girl" by Nadina LaSpina
Narrated by Jennifer Jill Araya
https://www.audible.com/pd/Such-a-Pretty-Girl-Audiobook/1690597739

"...too much urban investment of the last decade has focused on creating or revamping densely profitable urban centers, ...
05/12/2020
Opinion | The Spaces That Make Cities Fairer and More Resilient

"...too much urban investment of the last decade has focused on creating or revamping densely profitable urban centers, and not improving and expanding all the spaces between them."

We couldn't agree more with this opinion piece, which is why we're publishing Mindy Fullilove's Main Street: How a City's Heart Connects Us All, which dives into how disinvestment in public spaces impacts the whole community.

Read the full piece by Nicholas de Monchaux in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/12/opinion/cities-public-space-covid.html?referringSource=articleShare

Our shared economy depends most on what happens in between.

New author event with activists Nadina LaSpina and Simi Linton, plus disability rights scholar Jessie Male! Nadina will ...
05/11/2020
NYU Center for Disability Studies - Virtual Event | Reading/Book Talk: Nadina LaSpina, Such a Pretty Girl

New author event with activists Nadina LaSpina and Simi Linton, plus disability rights scholar Jessie Male! Nadina will read from her memoir Such a Pretty Girl: A Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride, which is now available as an audiobook.

Friday May 15th, 4-5:30 PM, Zoom – RSVP for link and to provide access requests Disability rights activist Nadina LaSpina will read from her memoir Such a Pretty Girl: A Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride, which describes her journey to find a place for herself in an ableist worl...

Accomplished feminist activist and scholar Ann Snitow would've turned 77 this month. Her memoir Visitors documents her e...
05/11/2020
Visitors

Accomplished feminist activist and scholar Ann Snitow would've turned 77 this month. Her memoir Visitors documents her efforts to help organize a feminist movement in East Central Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall. To honor her, we've made Visitors 30% off until the end of May. Just use the link below and the code SNITOW30 at checkout. Happy birthday Ann!

A feminist organizer in East Central Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall reveals the struggles of women fighting for their rights during the rise of the...

“There are two million people in prison in the U.S. and each one of them has a story to tell. Nine of them are on this r...
05/08/2020
Ani Difranco, Zoë Boekbinder Team Up to Tell Inmates' Stories in Song

“There are two million people in prison in the U.S. and each one of them has a story to tell. Nine of them are on this record." Excited that co-author of By Heart: Poetry, Prison, and Two Lives Spoon Jackson is one of the nine included on this new record by Ani DiFranco and Zoe Boekbinder!

“There are two million people in prison in the U.S. and each one of them has a story to tell. Nine of them are on this record,” DiFranco explains

Waging Peace in Vietnam can't be at Kent State today to provide the exhibit planned before the pandemic. But on the 50th...
05/04/2020

Waging Peace in Vietnam can't be at Kent State today to provide the exhibit planned before the pandemic. But on the 50th anniversary of the Kent State shooting, and the shootings at Jackson State and the Chicano Moratorium, we're taking a moment to remember. We're grateful to the Kent State Peace Studies Department for this oral history map, helping to build an understanding of this infamous day in our history.
https://mappingmay4.kent.edu/about

Another achievement to add to the list of this New Village Press author's numerous successes! Congratulations to Mindy T...
04/30/2020

Another achievement to add to the list of this New Village Press author's numerous successes! Congratulations to Mindy Thompson Fullilove!

Congratulations to Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Urban Policy and Health at Milano, recipient of the 2020 Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Justice Teaching. The honor comes close behind her multi-year project, 400 Years of Inequality, which engaged students, faculty, staff, alumni, and external partners in calling on the country to reckon with the legacy of the first Africans sold into bondage in what was to become the United States of America.

Tonight Margaret Randall will provide a virtual reading of her latest book I Never Left Home followed by a conversation ...
04/30/2020
ONLINE: Margaret Randall: I Never Left Home: Poet, Feminist, Revolutionary

Tonight Margaret Randall will provide a virtual reading of her latest book I Never Left Home followed by a conversation with Cecil Lipworth of Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse. Tune in through Zoom tonight at 6 PM MDT and keep an eye out for her next book: My Life in 100 Objects.

https://www.collectedworksbookstore.com/events-1/online-margaret-randall-i-never-left-home-poet-feminist-revolutionary

"A revolutionary woman and remarkable writer places her long journey within the context of her conflicted past and our own divided present. . . . A striking remembrance by an intellectual whose radical, fierce nature is unflappable." Kirkus Reviews

On May 15th, Nadina LaSpina will be reading from her memoir Such a Pretty Girl: A Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Di...
04/29/2020
NYU Center for Disability Studies - Virtual Event | Reading/Book Talk: Nadina LaSpina, Such a Pretty Girl

On May 15th, Nadina LaSpina will be reading from her memoir Such a Pretty Girl: A Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride. She'll be joined by author and activist Simi Linton. RSVP for Zoom links!

https://disabilitystudies.nyu.edu/event/nadina-laspina/

Friday May 15th, 4-5:30 PM, Zoom – RSVP for link and to provide access requests Disability rights activist Nadina LaSpina will read from her memoir Such a Pretty Girl: A Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride, which describes her journey to find a place for herself in an ableist worl...

"I highly recommend Placemaking with Children and Youth to any educator who has even the smallest opportunity to impact ...
04/28/2020
Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly - February 2020 - page98

"I highly recommend Placemaking with Children and Youth to any educator who has even the smallest opportunity to impact children's decison-making." Thank you to Paul Bocko of Antioch University and Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly for this review of Placemaking with Children and Youth by Victoria Derr, Louise Chawla, and Mara Mintzer.

http://catalyst.greenschoolsnationalnetwork.org/gscatalyst/february_2020/MobilePagedReplica.action?pm=2&folio=98#pg98

A great piece about standing strong against disability discrimination, particularly in the time of COVID-19. Thanks, ICS...
04/27/2020

A great piece about standing strong against disability discrimination, particularly in the time of COVID-19. Thanks, ICS!

Read our latest piece, "Disability Discrimination and the Coronavirus Pandemic": https://lttr.ai/Puv8

"I see it as central to the ecological issue that humans’ domination and exploitation of nature began at exactly the sam...
04/24/2020
Environmentalism And The Mystique Of Whiteness - The Sun Magazine

"I see it as central to the ecological issue that humans’ domination and exploitation of nature began at exactly the same time as when blacks were forced to work the land."

Thank you to Garrett Barnwell for recently sharing Carl Anthony's historic and illuminating interview with Theodore Roszack in The Sun.
https://www.thesunmagazine.org/issues/236/environmentalism-and-the-mystique-of-whiteness

An Interview With Carl Anthony

Some good news for your Thursday that emphasizes the power of community. As New Village Press author Dr. Fullilove put i...
04/23/2020
Columbia’s WKCR Launches ‘New York Sings Along’ With Local Choir | Columbia News

Some good news for your Thursday that emphasizes the power of community. As New Village Press author Dr. Fullilove put it, "New York has the power to heal us all."

Columbia’s WKCR Launches ‘New York Sings Along’ With Local Choir The performance was conceived and organized by members of the all-volunteer Peace of Heart Choir as the first-ever, 100 percent social-distanced, city-wide sing-along. By Robert Hornsby April 21, 2020 Every night at 7:00 pm New Y...

Happy #EarthDayAtHome! To celebrate, we're sharing some guides for educational outdoor activities compiled by Green Scho...
04/22/2020
schoolyard activities — Green Schoolyards America

Happy #EarthDayAtHome! To celebrate, we're sharing some guides for educational outdoor activities compiled by Green Schoolyards America, an organization founded by author of "Asphalt to Ecosystems" Sharon Gamson Danks.

May is the annual, global celebration of International School Grounds Month, coordinated by our colleagues at the International School Grounds Alliance. Thanks to the California State Legislature's Living Schoolyard Month Resolution (ACR-128), it is also Living Schoolyard Month in California!

Tomorrow is Earth Day, and now more than ever, it's important to respect our environment and understand the impacts of c...
04/21/2020

Tomorrow is Earth Day, and now more than ever, it's important to respect our environment and understand the impacts of climate change. New Village Press author Dr. Mindy Fullilove wrote a call for everyone to consider the connection between Covid-19 and environmental change. Find it on her blog.

https://mainstreetnj.blogspot.com/2020/03/coronavirus-just-for-today.html

"Reverend Cynthia Bourgeault pointed out that the word 'courage' comes from the French, coeur, which means 'heart.'  She...
04/20/2020
Coronavirus: "Don't put off 'til tomorrow what you can do today"

"Reverend Cynthia Bourgeault pointed out that the word 'courage' comes from the French, coeur, which means 'heart.' She said that it is the clarity that we get from love that gives us the strength to do what we have to do." More wisdom from New Village Press author Dr. Mindy Fullilove.

How many times did my parents suggest that I attend to today's chores today? Millions. I was and remain a procrastinator, but that sneaky ...

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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 publishing practical and inspiring works that transcend polemics and abstract policy through real human stories.

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"[Carl] Anthony’s book argues that the tale of our cosmic history has the power to change the way we think and live."
Author Sharon Gamson Danks has been leading the movement for ecological school grounds. Her book, Asphalt to Ecosystems, is an outstanding illustrated guide, and there is so much more on the website of the project she started—Green Schoolyards America.
The 40th Annual National Women’s Studies Association Conference is gathering 2400 feminist scholars and activists in Baltimore this week and weekend to engage the Movement for Black Lives. New Village Press is excited to be a first time exhibitor. This article by NWSA president, Barbara Ransby, gives a keen view the issue.
Interview with Lily Yeh reveals a key point in her life when she had to rise to an inner calling. She describes her initial resistance to that scary territory.