Black education matters.




Maynard, R. (2017). Policing Black lives: State violence in Canada from slavery to the present. Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing.

Diverlus, Rodney, Hudson Sandy and Ware, Syrus Marcus. (2019). Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada. Regina: University of Regina Press.

Oparah, Chineyere (fka Sudbury) (ed.), Global Lockdown: Race, Gender and the Prison-Industrial Complex, London: Routledge. 


Gorman, Rachel, saini, annu, Tam, Louise, Udegbe, Onyinyechukwu and Usar, Onar (2013), ‘Mad People of Colour – A Manifesto’, Asylum 20(3).

Mcdonald, Cece (2015), “Foreword,” in N. Smith and E. Stanley (eds.), Captive genders: Trans embodiment and the prison industrial complex, Oakland, CA: AK Press. 

Reece, Raimunda (2010), “Caged (No)Bodies: Exploring the Racialized and Gendered Politics of Incarceration of Black Women in the Canadian Prison System,” Toronto: York University. 

Ware, Syrus, Joan Ruzsa, and Giselle Dias (2014), “It Can’t Be Fixed Because It’s Not Broken: Racism and Disability in the Prison industrial Complex,” in L. Ben-Moshe, C. Chapman and A. Carey (eds.), Disability Incarcerated: Imprisonment and Disability in the United States and Canada, New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

Oparah, Chinyere (fka Julia Sudbury) (2007), “Challenging Penal Dependency: Activist Scholars and the Antiprison Movement,” in  J. Sudbury and M. Okazawa-Rey (eds.) Activist Scholarship: Antiracism, Feminism, and Social Change, Boulder: Paradigm.

Richie, Beth E. (2000), ‘Queering Anti-Prison Work: African-American Lesbians in the Juvenile Justice System,’ in Julia Oparah (fka Sudbury) (ed.), Global Lockdown: Race, Gender and the Prison-Industrial Complex, London: Routledge. Available online: http://www.blackandpink.org/wp-content/upLoads/queering-anti-prison-work.pdf

Saleh-Hanna, Viviane (2015), “Black Feminist Hauntology. Rememory the Ghosts of Abolition?,” Champ pénal/Penal field 12. Available online: https://champpenal.revues.org/9168?lang=en#ftn5

Jackson, George (1970), Soledad brother: The prison letters of George Jackson, Chicago: Chicago Review Press (Please read pp.ixxiii and letter: April, 1970 “Dear Fay”).

Oparah, Chinyere (fka Julia Sudbury) (2009), “Building a movement to abolish prisons: Lessons from the U.S.,” Journal of Prisoners on Prisons 18(1-2).