Procyon Science Fiction Anthology 2016
In this inaugural science fiction anthology from PROCYON PRESS, twenty authors present twenty different views of the world that's coming, twenty new perspectives that interrogate the ways in which all the possible futures of science fiction may transform our world, for better or for worse—and twenty possible maps for navigating it. The collection features my short story, "Hard and Ancient Work."
Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines
Published in 2016 from PM Press, and inspired by the legacy of radical and queer black feminists of the 1970s and ’80s, Revolutionary Mothering places marginalized mothers of color at the center of a world of necessary transformation. The challenges we face as movements working for racial, economic, reproductive, gender, and food justice, as well as anti-violence, anti-imperialist, and queer liberation are the same challenges that many mothers face every day. Revolutionary Mothering is a movement-shifting anthology committed to birthing new worlds, full of faith and hope for what we can raise up together. The collection includes my essay, "Scarcity and Abundance," written in 2011.
Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements
Published in 2015 from AK Press, Octavia's Brood is an anthology of visionary science fiction and speculative fiction written by organizers and activists, coedited by adrienne maree brown and Walidah Imarisha. My story, "Small and Bright" is the first chapter of a novel-in-progress.
Stay Solid: A Radical Handbook for Youth
Edited by Matt Hern and the Purple Thistle Centre, Stay Solid is a scrapbook-style collection of essays, excerpts, explanations, and images that pushes back against a culture that relentlessly demands that kids give up their best ideals, abandon their hopes, forget their ethical objections to dominant life, soothe their rage, and accept their fates. From dealing with the cops to dealing with your peers, from school and community to drugs and sex, from race and class to money and mental health, Stay Solid! provides essential support for radically inclined teens who believe that it's possible for all of us to hang on to our values and build a life we believe in.
Healing Justice Resources
Healing Justice Practice Space: A How-To Guide
This guide to creating practice spaces that offer health and healing in the context of social change work, was crafted by Autumn Brown, Maryse Mitchell-Brody, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Adaku Utah, Triana Kazaleh-Sirdenis, and Susan Raffo, in solidarity with the Healing Justice for Black Lives Matter day of action on December 18th, 2014. You can find it at the Just Healing website, along with many other resources on creating healing justice spaces, and practicing self care and sustainability in the context of movement work.
Consensus and Facilitation Resources by Autumn
Consensus Process Flow Chart - An easy guide to the basic steps of the consensus process, and tools that will help your group use it effectively.
Models of Consensus - A brief description of the primary models and uses of consensus process.
Consensus Map and Key - A map that shows some of the many places around the world that people historically have or currently do use some form of consensus.
Timeline of Consensus Use in the U.S.A. - A history of the development of consensus process in these here united states of north america.
Restating: A Guide for Facilitators - Originally published in Bonfire, I wrote this article as a handy guide to restating the content of a meeting while you facilitate.
Consensus and Facilitation Favorites
Tyranny of Structurelessness - Written by Jo Freeman in 1970, this helpful essay describes the organizational crisis brought on by a lack of structure in group process and decision-making, and the importance of structure and transparency in consensus process.
Consensus (Direct Democracy @ Occupy Wall Street) - This beautiful, short film illustrates how consensus was used on a large scale at Occupy Wall Street, and as a part of the Occupy Movement across the country.