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  1. Association of Day Care Operators of Ontario (ADCO)
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  2. The Case for Grassroots Archives
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden histories, and alternative visions.
  3. Changing Course
    A study guide for Canadian social analysis

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
    A study guide for individuals and groups who are trying to make sense of our society, and want to learn how to improve it.
  4. Citizen Activism Challenges Protected Media Oligopoly
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    The issue of news and information is playing a central role in this upsurge of citizen unrest in Chile.
  5. Citizens for Public Justice
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  6. Citizens Group Scores Success in Anti-lead Battle
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1987
    Through self-education, out-reach, and activism, the Niagara Neighbourhood Lead Committee has successfully worked to reduce lead risks in their neighbourhood and throughout Canada.
  7. Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1994
    A short and selective list of resources on issues addressed in the Connexions Annual, such as environment, education, peace, interntional development, women's issues, urban issues, housing, human rights, civil liberties, social change.
  8. Connexions Archive seeks a new home
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    The Connexions Archive, a Toronto-based library dedicated to preserving the history of grassroots movements for social change, needs a new home.
  9. Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Are you an 'accidental archivist'? Have you been saving the publications and documents produced by the social justice projects you've been involved in? Then Connexions would like to hear from you.
  10. Jewish Canadians Concerned About Suppression of Criticism of Israel
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    We are Jewish Canadians concerned about all expressions of racism, anti-Semitism, and social injustice. We believe that the Holocaust legacy "Never again" means never again for all peoples. It is a tragic turn of history that the State of Israel, with its ideals of democracy and its dream of being a safe haven for Jewish people, causes immeasurable suffering and injustice to the Palestinian people.
  11. Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory
    Preservation as subversion: Do grassroots archives have a future?

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27). Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called “the battle of memory”. Mainstream media and institutions of power consign inconvenient histories, struggles, and alternative visions to what George Orwell called “the memory hole.” People’s history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden histories, and alternative visions. Their role is particularly important as official archives are forced to restrict acquisitions, limit access and discard materials as funding is slashed.
  12. PEN International celebrates rights of all citizens to access information and truth
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    A statement by Marian Botsford Fraser, Chair of the Writers in Prison Committee.
  13. Planning As Learning: The Education of Citizen Activists
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1994
    Phd thesis focusing on the learning undertaken by members of citizens' groups involved in land use planning.
  14. Sources welcomes Michael Riordon
    Sources News Release

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    Sources welcomes a new member: Michael Riordon. Canadian writer and documentary-maker Michael Riordon writes/directs/produces books and articles, audio, video and film documentaries, plays for radio and stage.
  15. Urban Citizen Movements
    Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia

    Resource Type: Article
    Community groups that are often organized around concerns about land use and the way planning decisions are made in local government.
  16. 'What can I Do?'
    Citizen Strategies for Nuclear Disarmament

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987

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