What we're about

Welcome to the book club. We are here to learn about the world around us is a socially conscious way.

This group is here to bring together women (and LGBTQ individuals) who are concerned with topics of social injustice or would like to learn more about these topics through literature. The group title may sound a bit pretentious but the group is not. Please feel free to read the books and not come to the meeting or to come to the meetings when you have not read the book. The goal of this community is to include not exclude. Most meetings explore what we want to do with the knowledge we gained, an exploration of the social system, or a discussion on how the book has changed our understanding things. This is an exploration.

Together we will read, meet, and discuss books regarding social issues that our world faces. Through engaging with this content the vision for this group is to connect with each other and seek ways to connect with the issues at hand in our world. My hope is this group provides an opportunity to connect like-minded people over real world challenges. Click here (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OURJ9ommjy1E6NLryyky_kAxUO-BW5mbH5NF8i88ZVs/edit?usp=sharing) for a link to our book list.

Group meetings work to center BIPOC and other under-privileged voices during the discussion.

Upcoming events (3)

Let's read "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism" by Shoshana Zuboff

Come join us as we discuss the important issue of industrial capitalism through the lens of Shoshana Zuboff's book "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power"!

Book Synopsis:
"The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior.

In this masterwork of original thinking and research, Shoshana Zuboff provides startling insights into the phenomenon that she has named surveillance capitalism. The stakes could not be higher: a global architecture of behavior modification threatens human nature in the twenty-first century just as industrial capitalism disfigured the natural world in the twentieth.

Zuboff vividly brings to life the consequences as surveillance capitalism advances from Silicon Valley into every economic sector. Vast wealth and power are accumulated in ominous new "behavioral futures markets," where predictions about our behavior are bought and sold, and the production of goods and services is subordinated to a new "means of behavioral modification."

The threat has shifted from a totalitarian Big Brother state to a ubiquitous digital architecture: a "Big Other" operating in the interests of surveillance capital. Here is the crucible of an unprecedented form of power marked by extreme concentrations of knowledge and free from democratic oversight. Zuboff's comprehensive and moving analysis lays bare the threats to twenty-first century society: a controlled "hive" of total connection that seduces with promises of total certainty for maximum profit -- at the expense of democracy, freedom, and our human future.

With little resistance from law or society, surveillance capitalism is on the verge of dominating the social order and shaping the digital future -- if we let it."

Come join us as we gather to discuss this important read!

Please note: The goal of this group is to bring together women (and LGBTQ individuals) who are concerned with topics of social injustice or would like to learn more about such topics through literature. Group meetings work to center BIPOC and other under-privileged voices during the discussion.

"Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race" by Reni Eddo-Lodge

Come join us as we discuss the important issue of educating White people on race through the lens of Reni Eddo-Lodge's book "Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race"!

Book Synopsis:
"Award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge was frustrated with the way that discussions of race and racism are so often led by those blind to it, by those willfully ignorant of its legacy. Examining everything from eradicated black history to the political purpose of white dominance, from whitewashed feminism to the inextricable link between class and race, Eddo-Lodge offers a timely and essential new framework for how to see, acknowledge, and counter racism."

Come join us as we gather to discuss this important read!

Please note: The goal of this group is to bring together women (and LGBTQ individuals) who are concerned with topics of social injustice or would like to learn more about such topics through literature. Group meetings work to center BIPOC and other under-privileged voices during the discussion.

Let's read "Unworthy Republic" by Claudio Saunt

Online event

Come join us as we discuss the important issue of violence against Native Americans through the lens of Claudio Saunt's book "Unworthy Republic:The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian
Territory"!

Book Synopsis:
"Named a Top Ten Best Book of 2020 by the Washington Post and Publishers Weekly and a New York Times Critics' Top Book of 2020

In May 1830, the United States launched an unprecedented campaign to expel 80,000 Native Americans from their eastern homelands to territories west of the Mississippi River. In a firestorm of fraud and violence, thousands of Native Americans lost their lives, and thousands more lost their farms and possessions. The operation soon devolved into an unofficial policy of extermination, enabled by US officials, southern planters, and northern speculators. Hailed for its searing insight, Unworthy Republic transforms our understanding of this pivotal period in American history.""

Come join us as we gather to discuss this important read!

Please note: The goal of this group is to bring together women (and LGBTQ individuals) who are concerned with topics of social injustice or would like to learn more about such topics through literature. Group meetings work to center BIPOC and other under-privileged voices during the discussion.

Past events (71)

Let's read "The Color of Law" by Richard Rothstein

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