A Select Reading List from the UpROOTing Team: ROOTS Week 2018

The UpROOTing Facilitator Team has compiled a list of selected resources to help ground you in some of the principles and learnings that have informed the content shared over the week as well as places for you to dig deeper after ROOTS Week is over. This list is not exhaustive or all inclusive, but particular tools the team thought you would find useful along your own journey to eliminate all forms of oppression in our world.


White Dominant Culture by Tema Okun et al

Racial Equity Tools

“A Call to Attention Liberation: To Build Abundant Justice, Let’s Focus on What Matters”

How to be in principled struggle.

Queer Theology

How do you reconcile Christianity with an LGBTQ identity? Queer Theology provides a supportive community and in-depth resources for queer Christians and straight supporters. 


SVARA seeks to engage, educate, and empower a community of learned and innovative players—people who transform the Jewish world into a more creative, representative, and engaging place. SVARA offers accessible, complex, and highly accountable traditional Jewish education from a Queer perspective. 

Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity

MASGD is a collective of Muslims who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or allied. Our eleven members represent diverse experiences as LGBTQA people and as Muslims. They bring a wealth of knowledge and talents to the organization. 

30+ Examples of Cisgender Privilege

Creating Gender sensitive and inclusive environment for children and teens


A guide toward Allyship.  


Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions. New York: Anchor Books, 2017.

Deloria, Vine Jr. Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1969, 1988.

Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne. An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States. Boston: Beacon Press, 2014.

Lipsitz, George. The Possessive Investment in Whiteness: How White People Profit from Identity Politics. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2006.

Oluo, Ijeoma. So You Want to Talk about Race?  New York: Seal Press, 2018.

Omi, Michael and Howard Winant, eds. Racial Formation in the United States, Second Edition, London and New York: Routledge, 1994.


Why Pronouns Matter For Trans People

No, Trans Women Are NOT ‘Biologically Male’

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.