Books Read

  • The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King (Book club: February 6, 2017)
  • The Bucolic Plague by Josh Kilmer-Purcell (Book club: November 28, 2016)
  • Walk Out Walk On by Margaret Wheatley (Book Club: September 19, 2016)
  • So Far from Home by Margaret Wheatley (Book Club: June 8, 2016)
  • Bright Continent by Dayo Olopade (Book Club: April 3, 2016)
  • Encyclical Letter Laudato si’ of the Holy Father Francis on Care for our Common Home (Book Club: January 19, 2016)
  • Road Trip Rwanda by Will Ferguson (Book Club: November 9, 2015)
  • The Last Resort by Douglas Rogers (Book Club: September 22, 2015)
  • You will see fire: a search for justice in Kenya by Christopher Goffard (Book Club: June 30, 2015)
  • Walls: Travels Along the Barricades by Marcello Di Cinto (Book Club: April 26, 2015) (Author in attendance!)
  • Bootstrapper: a memoir by Mardi Jo Link (Book Club: February 26, 2015)
  • Son of Hamas by Mosab Hassam Yousef and Ron Brackin, and The Terrorist’s Son: a Story of Choice by Zak Ebrehim (Book Club: October 18, 2014)
  • 419 by Will Ferguson (Book Club: September 27, 2014)
  • Sacred Economics by Charles Eisenstein (Book Club: May 31, 2014)
  • Planet of Slums by Mike Davis (Book Club: April 5, 2014)
  • A Thousand Hills to Heaven by Josh Ruxin (Book Club: January 25, 2014)
  • Blasphemy: The true, heart-breaking story of the woman sentenced to death over a cup of water by Asia Bibi and Anne-Isabelle Tollet (Book Club: November 30, 2013)
  • Development theory articles (Book Club: September 28, 2013)
  • An Imperfect Offering by James Orbinsky (Book Club: April 6, 2013)
  • Linchpin by Seth Godin (Book Club: January 19, 2013)
  • First Grader (Book Club Movie: December 8, 2012)
  • The Value of Nothing by Raj Patel (Book Club: October 20, 2012)
  • I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey by Izzeldin Abuelaish (Book Club: June 23, 2012)
  • The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World by Wade Davis (Book Club: April 14, 2012)
  • The Challenge for Africa by Wangari Maathai (Book Club: February 25, 2012)
  • Vanishing of the Bees (Book Club Movie: December 10, 2011)
  • Uncharitable: how restraints on nonprofits undermine their potential by Dan Pallotta (Book Club: October 15, 2011)
  • A People’s Power by Hugo Bonjean (Book Club: July 23, 2011) (Author in attendance!)
  • Water Wars by Vandana Shiva (Book Club: April 23, 2011)
  • The Blue Sweater by Jacqueline Novogratz (Book Club: February 5, 2011)
  • We Are All the Same by Jim Wooten (Book Club: November 20, 2010)

Books on the book club “to read” List

  • King Leopold’s Ghost by Adam Hochschild
  • Pathologies of Power by Paul Farmer
  • Love in the Time of AIDS by Mark Hunter
  • Slumming India by Gita Verma
  • The Book of Fate by Parinoush Saniee
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
  • The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today’s America by Mark Sundeen
  • I’m Right and You’re an Idiot by James Hoggan
  • The Right to Be Cold by Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Recommended Books

  • The Breadwinner Trilogy by Deborah Ellis
  • 28 Stories of AIDS in Africa by Stephanie Nolen
  • Shake Hands With the Devil by Romeo Dallaire
  • The spirit level : why equality is better for everyone by Richard Wilkinson
  • Overdressed – The Shokingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth L. Cline
  • Cradle to Cradle: remaking the way we make things by William McDonough and Michael Braungart
  • Weasel Tail by Michael Ross interviewing Joe Crowshoe Sr.
  • Blackfoot Lodge Tales: The Story of a Prairie People by George Bird Grinnell
  • The Old North Trail: Life, Legends and Religion of the Blackfeet Indians by Walter McClintock
  • Akak’stiman: A Blackfoot Framework for Decision-Making and Mediation Processes by Reg Crowshoe and Sybille Manneschmidt
  • The Women’s History of the World by Rosalind Miles
  • Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen
  • Nature’s Revenge, Reclaiming Sustainability in an Age of Corporate Globalization edited by Josée Johnston, Michael Gismondi, and James Goodman
  • The Right to a Healthy Environment, Revitalizing Canada’s Constitution by David R. Boyd
  • Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof
  • The Wisdom of Whores by Elisabeth Pisani
  • The Bottom Billion by Paul Collier
  • Condemned to Repeat? The Paradox of Humanitarian Action by Fiona Terry
  • They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children by Romeo Dallaire
  • The War on Science by Chris Turner
  • The Urban Food Revolution by Peter Ladner
  • The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Permaculture Pioneers by Kerry Dawborn
  • The War on Science by Chris Turner
  • The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
  • The Urban Food Revolution by Peter Ladner

Recommended Documentaries/Films

  • Food Inc.
  • FLOW: For the Love of Water
  • David Suzuki Force of Nature
  • First Grader
  • Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things