Welcome to East Point Peace Academy's Book Gift "Store"!!!
All books below are available on a Gift Economy basis, which means that we ask you to consider what the right amount may be for you to offer. Some questions you may want to ask yourself include:
- How much did each book cost East Point Peace Academy?
- What is the "market rate?"
- How much are you able to offer to support our work? How much do you want to support our work?
You are welcome to pay $1 (or even less) if that is what you are capable of offering. However, if you are able and willing, offering more than the "market share" not only supports our work but supports the ability of those who cannot pay the market prices to receive books for a lower amount.
Notes on shipping:
- Books will be mailed via media mail, which takes a little while longer than first class mail.
- Domestic postage and packaging typically costs us around $4 for the first book, $6 for up to 5 books and $10 for up to 10 books.
- Postage and packaging to countries outside of the US can cost as little as $30 and as much as $70 for one book.
- We are a very small organization, so please allow up to a week for packaging and shipping.
The FVN Handbook: The Principles and Practices of the Fierce Vulnerability Network
By The Fierce Vulnerability Network
Retail: $16.00 Cost to East Point: $9.60 ($13 with shipping)
We are the Fierce Vulnerability Network, a constellation of direct action teams positioned at the intersection of racial healing and climate justice. Fueled by fierce vulnerability, the power of emergence, and the promptings of our own vocations, we practice reparations and take direct action together. If you’re seeking healing, belonging, and creative life-affirming ways to engage, crack open this handbook! You may have just found your spiritual home base within the movement.
"Like the testing grounds of Gandhi’s ashrams or Black Panther breakfast programs, the Fierce Vulnerability Network is an experiment that promises that rare blend of spiritual sustenance, direct action, and pragmatic problem-solving.” - Daniel Hunter, Global Training Associate Director, 350.org
Retail: $15.00 Cost to East Point: $10 ($14 with shipping)
The Gandhian Iceberg presents a bold, new interpretation of Gandhian nonviolence from the rare perspective of an author who is equal parts writer, scholar, and frontlines practitioner. The book faces the current crisis of climate change and the intensification of social unrest around the world, and calls for a new convergence of serious, spiritually-rooted US nonviolence activists prepared to offer themselves in service to a social change movement unlike any seen before.
The book approaches radical social transformation and its realistic requirements, with a blend of solid research, moving personal testimony, and compelling vision. The Gandhian Iceberg is written from the heart, and doesn’t shy away from difficult terrain. Facing and combatting white supremacy, the ways that high-tech "solutions" short-circuit efforts for social change, how one might come to embrace the possibility of death on the frontlines of nonviolent struggle—whatever strand of the conversation it engages, The Gandhian Iceberg is refreshingly plainspoken and thought-provoking.
"I first sat down with The Gandhian Iceberg at 8:30pm, intending to read for a half-hour or so. It was 3am when I turned the final page. That's how good it is." —Jim Douglass, Catholic Worker and author of JFK and the Unspeakable
Retail: $17.95 Cost to East Point: $13 ($17 with shipping)
Activists and change agents, restorative justice practitioners, faith leaders, and anybody engaged in social progress and shifting society will find this mindful approach to nonviolent action indispensable.
Nonviolence was once considered the highest form of activism and radical change. And yet its basic truth, its restorative power, has been forgotten. In Healing Resistance, leading trainer Kazu Haga blazingly reclaims the energy and assertiveness of nonviolent practice and shows that a principled approach to nonviolence is the way to transform not only unjust systems but broken relationships.
With over 20 years of experience practicing and teaching Kingian Nonviolence, Haga offers us a practical approach to societal conflict first begun by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement, which has been developed into a fully workable, step-by-step training and deeply transformative philosophy. Kingian Nonviolence takes on the timely issues of endless protest and activist burnout, and presents tried-and-tested strategies for staying resilient, creating equity, and restoring peace.
“Kazu Haga’s deep, nuanced, and principled commitment to nonviolence has challenged and inspired me and many others who’ve had the privilege of encountering his work.”
—Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
This Is An Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt is Shaping the Twenty-First Century
By Mark and Paul Engler
Retail: $26.49 (hardcover) Cost to East Point: $5.00 ($9 with shipping)
There is a craft to uprising -- and this craft can change the world
From protests around climate change and immigrant rights, to Occupy, the Arab Spring, and #BlackLivesMatter, a new generation is unleashing strategic nonviolent action to shape public debate and force political change. When mass movements erupt onto our television screens, the media consistently portrays them as being spontaneous and unpredictable. Yet, in this book, Mark and Paul Engler look at the hidden art behind such outbursts of protest, examining core principles that have been used to spark and guide moments of transformative unrest.
With incisive insights from contemporary activists, as well as fresh revelations about the work of groundbreaking figures such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Gene Sharp, and Frances Fox Piven, the Englers show how people with few resources and little conventional influence are engineering the upheavals that are reshaping contemporary politics.
Nonviolence is usually seen simply as a philosophy or moral code. This Is an Uprising shows how it can instead be deployed as a method of political conflict, disruption, and escalation. It argues that if we are always taken by surprise by dramatic outbreaks of revolt, we pass up the chance to truly understand how social transformation happens.
“Absorbing… Ambitious… Indispensable. A genuine gift to social movements everywhere.” —Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine