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Join us for an Author Chat with Kiese Laymon, author of our August General Track Read, Heavy.
August 31 at 7pm EST
Book of the Month
Join our General Track discussions and author chats for this great read in the month of September!
Parable of the Sower
We are taking on a classical piece of Afrofuturism sci-fi by the great Octavia Butler.
When global climate change and economic crises lead to social chaos in the early 2020s, California becomes full of dangers, from pervasive water shortage to masses of vagabonds who will do anything to live to see another day. Fifteen-year-old Lauren Olamina lives inside a gated community with her preacher father, family, and neighbors, sheltered from the surrounding anarchy. In a society where any vulnerability is a risk, she suffers from hyperempathy, a debilitating sensitivity to others’ emotions.
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Curated by a cohort of graduate level of Black women researchers.
Complex Theory Track
Thru October 2020
Join our Complex Theory Track discussions, as we delve into a book that centers self-care and compassion in our activism!
adrienne Marie brown
How do we make social justice the most pleasurable human experience? How can we awaken within ourselves desires that make it impossible to settle for anything less than a fulfilling life? Author and editor adrienne maree brown finds the answer in something she calls “pleasure activism,” a politics of healing and happiness that explodes the dour myth that changing the world is just another form of work. Drawing on the black feminist tradition, she challenges us to rethink the ground rules of activism.