What we're about

We are a community formed around the celebration and uplifting of black women. We enjoy reading, but we enjoy following that reading up with an awesome in-depth discussion and sharing of ideas and opinions (preferably over snacks and tea) *even more*. We cover it all, from dismantling the master's house with Audre Lorde to exploring Afrofuturism and black women in sci-fi/fantasy with Octavia Butler and Nnedi Okorafor to dissecting the works of Wangechi Mutu and Kara Walker, and everything in between, to the left and the right, above and below. This group is for black readers who seek and want to connect with other equally dope black readers. All ages and genders welcome.

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Upcoming events (2)

Anita Hill in conversation with Lara Bazelon

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In addition to reading and discussing Anita Hill’s “Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence”, some members will also be going to see her talk in San Francisco on October 22, 2021 at 7:30pm.

Tickets are $49

Please, use your own discretion when it comes to COVID safety. This event does require vaccination.

From the website -
You and your guests must be fully vaccinated to attend this event; proof of vaccination and ID are required upon arrival. Full vaccination is defined as completion of the two-dose regimen of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine administered two weeks or more in advance of the event.

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Discussion: “Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence”

We’re getting back into the swing of things with Anita Hill’s new book “Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence.


Book Description:

From the woman who gave the landmark testimony against Clarence Thomas as a sexual menace, a new manifesto about the origins and course of gender violence in our society; a combination of memoir, personal accounts, law, and social analysis, and a powerful call to arms from one of our most prominent and poised survivors.

Purchasing the Book:

The book will be released September 28, 2021.

If you’d like to purchase locally (and Black-owned) Marcus Books plans to have them in stock on the release date.

Marcus Books
3900 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94609

Alternatively, Amazon:


Due to the ongoing pandemic and out of caution and safety for everyone, this will be a virtual book club event hosted via Zoom. Please download and create a free account to join us. We will be sending out the link to join the Zoom meeting prior to the event.

Past events (68)

Discussion: Solidarity with Asian-Americans

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