Our quarterly book club is composed of a small community of socially engaged, advocacy-minded folks who gather to examine the new ideas and real-world applications of our read. All are welcome to join!
Book club discussions are 1.5-2 hour moderated conversations with a maximum of 10 participants per session.
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By Morgan Jerkins
From the publisher: "Laila desperately wants to become a mother, but each of her previous pregnancies has ended in heartbreak. This time has to be different, so she turns to the Melancons, an old and powerful Harlem family known for their caul, a precious layer of skin that is the secret source of their healing power.
Engrossing, unique, and page-turning, Caul Baby illuminates the search for familial connection, the enduring power of tradition, and the dark corners of the human heart."
Last Quarter's Read
All About Love
By bell hooks
From the publisher: “The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet we would all love better if we used it as a verb,” writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provocative and intensely personal, renowned scholar, cultural critic and feminist bell hooks offers a proactive new ethic for a society bereft with lovelessness - not the lack of romance, but the lack of care, compassion, and unity. People are divided, she declares, by society’s failure to provide a model for learning to love.
Additional Past Readings
Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (And the Next)
The $16 Taco
By Pascale Joassart-Marcelli
How to Kill A City
By P.E. Moskowitz
By Dean Spade
Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation
By David L. Eng &
As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice
By Dina Gilio-Whitaker
The Color of Law
By Richard Rothstein
Ants Among Elephants
By Sujatha Gidla
Edited by Alice Wong
Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America
By Marcia Chatelain
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