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For the Black girls in the forgotten spaces.
Bringing together an international community of women of color through reading and dialogue. 

SBG Book Club is not just about what book to read. It’s about the community we have access to. It’s about helping each one of us to find the intelligence we hold inside. It’s about digging deeper and building out a world that is bigger than us.

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Author Chat

Join us for our next Author Chat with Mikki Kendall, author of our May General Track Read: Hood Feminism.

Submit your questions for Mikki Kendall here.

Grab your syllabus for Hood Feminism and login to the Facebook Group for this live discussion. 

June 10th at 7:15pm EST

No Facebook? No worries, all live discussions are posted to our SBG YouTube channel. 

General Track

Book of the Month
June 2020

Join our General Track discussions and author chats for this great read in the month of June!

The Women of Brewster Place

Gloria Naylor

In her heralded first novel, Gloria Naylor weaves together the stories of seven women living in Brewster Place, a bleak-inner city sanctuary, creating a powerful, moving portrait of the strengths, struggles, and hopes of black women in America. Vulnerable and resilient, openhanded and openhearted, these women forge their lives in a place that in turn threatens and protects—a common prison and a shared home. Naylor renders both loving and painful human experiences with simple eloquence and uncommon intuition. Adapted into a 1989 ABC miniseries starring Oprah Winfrey, The Women of Brewster Place is a touching and unforgettable read.

Dig deeper & enhance your readings...for
you and your community.
Curate your own reading circles with our syllabi!
Curated by a cohort of graduate level of Black women researchers.

Black Feminist Thought Chapters 1 & 2

Dr. Patricia Hill Collins

Published in 1990, Black Feminist Thought is an all-access reader that provides a comprehensive view and understanding of Black Feminist Thought and subsequently, Black Feminist Practice. The text has become an essential reading for Black women and remains a staple text in academic settings around the world. Collins’ groundbreaking text established a new standard for those who were interested and invested in crafting and understanding a theoretical framework for Black womens’ lived experiences. Collins’ is unapologetic in her claims that propel the book forward, one of the most notable being that Black culture and many of its most treasured traditions, are rooted in the oppression of Black women. Upon its release, Black Feminist Thought was regarded as the text that propelled the conversations surrounding Black feminism and conceptualizing Black women’s daily lived experiences. Black Feminist Thought synthesized a large body of knowledge that is especially crucial in altering the perspectives of the situations Black women face on the basis of their race, gender, class and other aspects of their identity.

Complex Theory Track

Current Rotation
Until mid-June 2020

Join our Complex Theory Track discussions, as we delve into the theory of modern Black Feminist Epistemology through June 2020! 

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