Let My People Go

Resources for Learning

Our political education team has put together a list of resources that we as a campaign have learned from while pursuing our own work. There is no right way to approach this list: no one resource is more important than the others; they all have their own value. Nor is this list exhaustive or definitive by any means. In fact, each book or article or syllabus you peruse will almost certainly refer you back to other, previous works. But we would like to offer it to you as an opportunity to begin a deeper exploration of these issues than we have been able to communicate through our own writing. We are grateful to always be learning from those who have come before us, especially BIPOC activists, scholars, and storytellers.

GETTING STARTED

National Bail Out, Until Freedom Comes: A Comprehensive Bail Out Toolkit, 2018

The Movement for Black Lives, Et al., Transformative Bail Reform: A Popular Education Curriculum, 2017

Mariame Kaba and Shira Hassan, Fumbling Toward Repair: A Workbook for Community Accountability Facilitators, 2019

Critical Resistance, The CR Abolition Organizing Toolkit, 2004

RESOURCE GUIDES AND SYLLABI

NYU Sanctuary, “Sanctuary Syllabus

Freedom for Immigrants, “The Immigration Detention Syllabus

CultureStrike, “Learning Library”

University of Minnesota, “Immigration Syllabus

César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, Crimmigration Blog

Micah Herskind, “Resource Guide: Prisons, Policing, and Punishment

Daniela Gerson and Elizabeth Aguilera, “Migratory Notes”

SOME MOVEMENTS WE’RE LEARNING FROM

Make the Road NY

Justice for Migrant Families

Black Alliance for Just Immigration

Mijente

Desis Rising Up and Moving

Survived and Punished NY

Free Them All for Public Health

ON MIGRATION

Butterfly Story Collective, “Divine’s Hope,” 2017

Anahí Viladrich, “Beyond welfare reform: Reframing undocumented immigrants’ entitlement to health care in the United States, a critical review,” 2012

Heide Castañeda, Borders of Belonging: Struggle and Solidarity in Mixed-Status Immigrant Families, 2019

Mikaela Shwer, No Le Digas a Nadie (Don’t Tell Anyone), 2015

Benjamin Ndugga-Kabuye and Tia Oso, “Forged in Struggle: How Migration, Resistance and Decolonization Shape Black Identities and Liberation Movements in North America,” 2015

Javier Zamora, Unaccompanied, 2017

POLICING MIGRANTS

Daniel Denvir, “The Dig: Rethinking Migration with Aziz Rana,” 2017

Mae Ngai, “Birthright Citizenship and the Alien Citizen,” 2007

Kelly Lytle-Hernández, Migra! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol, 2010

Flatbush Pictures, Hassan v. NYPD, 2018

Greg Grandin, “How the United States Weaponized the Border Wall,” 2019

Narcy, “PHATWA,” 2009

DETENTION

Indefensible, “Episode 4: Cooking Up Resistance,” 2018

César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, “Abolishing Immigration Prisons,” 2017

Worth Rises, Immigration Detention: An American Business, 2019

Rachel Taber, “Women detained at Irwin County ICE Processing Center Fight for Their Lives Against COVID19,” 2020

Aura Bogado, “The Disappeared,” 2020

Kristyn Scorsone, “Making Art, Resisting Detention,” 2018