The **#ImmigrationDetentionSyllabus** is a sixteen-part series of readings and tools to support education, research, and action to dissect and dismantle the U.S. immigration detention system. The syllabus is organized by theme and curated by historian [Tina Shull](https://medium.com/u/6e34ba3479d9) at [Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC)](http://endisolation.org).
Part Sixteen, “On Survival: Tools for Building Community Resilience,” provides a set of readings and tools for self-care and to organize our communities to build sanctuary, monitor detention facilities, launch campaigns, and more.
- Crista, Craven, ed. [*Feminist Activist Ethnography: Counterpoints to Neoliberalism in North America*](https://www.amazon.com/Feminist-Activist-Ethnography-Counterpoints-Neoliberalism/dp/0739191306/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1503026417&sr=8-1&keywords=feminist+activist+ethnography). Lexington Books, 2013.
- Harnett, Steven John. [Challenging the Prison-Industrial Complex: Activism, Arts, and Educational Alternatives](http://culturalorganizing.org/book-review-challenging-the-prison-industrial-complex/). University of Illinois Press, 2012.
- Lipsky, Laura van Dermoot. [*Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others*](https://www.amazon.com/Trauma-Stewardship-Everyday-Caring-Others/dp/157675944X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1503026478&sr=1-1&keywords=trauma+stewardship)*.* Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2009.
- Dandicat, Edwidge. [*Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work*](https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=create+dangerously). Vintage, 2011.
- Gurin, Patricia, Biren (Ratnesh) A. Nagda, and Ximena Zúñiga. “The Practice of Intergroup Dialogue,” in [*Dialogue across Difference: Practice, Theory, and Research on Intergroup Dialogue*](https://muse.jhu.edu/book/22179)*. *Russell Sage Foundation, 2013.
- Loyd, Jenna, “Creating Spaces for Change: An Interview with Amy Gottlieb, November 2009,” and “Live, Love, and Work: An Interview with Luis Fernandez, August 2010,” in [*Beyond Walls and Cages: Prisons, Borders, and Global Crisis*](https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Walls-Cages-Geographies-Transformation/dp/0820344125/ref=sr_1_1%3Fs=books%26ie=UTF8%26qid=1502923438%26sr=1-1%26keywords=beyond+cages+and+walls). University of Georgia Press, 2012.
- Kateel, Subhash, “Winning the Fight of Our Lives,” in [*Beyond Walls and Cages: Prisons, Borders, and Global Crisis*](https://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Walls-Cages-Geographies-Transformation/dp/0820344125/ref=sr_1_1%3Fs=books%26ie=UTF8%26qid=1502923438%26sr=1-1%26keywords=beyond+cages+and+walls). University of Georgia Press, 2012.
- Laenui, Poka, “[Process of Decolonization (5 Steps)](http://www.sjsu.edu/people/marcos.pizarro/maestros/Laenui.pdf)”
- Nyers, Peter, “[No one is Illegal between City and Nation](https://brock.scholarsportal.info/journals/SSJ/article/view/998).” *Studies in Social Justice *4 (2010): 1277–143.
- Orbe, Mark P. and Tina M. Harris, “Moving from the Theoretical to the Practical,” in [*Interracial Communication*](https://books.google.com/books/about/Interracial_Communication.html?id=P04XBAAAQBAJ)*.* Sage Publications, 2008.
- Pugh, Jeff, “[Build bridges, Not Walls, Foster Peace and Security as Refugees Arrive](http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/06/17/bridges-not-walls-foster-peace-and-security-as-refugees-arrive/).”
- Walia, Harsha, [*Undoing Border Imperialism*](https://www.akpress.org/undoing-border-imperialism.html). AK Press, 2013.
### Tools to Take Action