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The East Bay Feminist Book Club (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1557049517861114/) is a social group open to all people who want to expand their knowledge about feminism and women's rights issues. We will read from a variety of feminist camps and persectives, including 2nd wave, 3rd wave, Black feminism, lesbian feminism, trans perspectives, riot grrrl movement, third world feminism, etc. We'll also read things that aren't directly about feminism, but are interesting to read and discuss from a feminist lens.

Our meetings are a space for open and respectful discussions of different viewpoints. Sometimes discussions stay strictly on the texts; other times, readings lend themselves to more personal discussions. Please check out our Discussion-Guideline-in-progress (http://www.meetup.com/East-Bay-Feminist-Book-Club/pages/Discussion_Guidelines_-_work_in_progress) before attending meetings, and feel free offer suggestions and critiques.

On readings: we tend to alternate between shorter readings (articles, short stories, essays, etc.) and longer pieces (books, plays, graphic novels, etc.). Care is taken to select readings that represent a broad range of genres, subjects, schools of thought, written by folks of varying backgrounds. We have a list of possible books, articles, etc., to read--please add to it here (http://www.meetup.com/East-Bay-Feminist-Book-Club/pages/Book_List_-_please_add_your_own%21) or PM your friendly neighborhood moderator with suggestions!

RSVP's for individual book meetup events will be closed at 25 to make sure they stay small enough that everyone who wishes to has a chance to speak. We have strictly social meetups (no reading, just chatting and often booze) about once a month, and occasionally we meetup for other relevant events (talks, movies, etc.). Ideas for movies/plays/happy hour spots/ etc. are welcome! Members are also encouraged to host events that interest them. Ping me for details!

Shout-out to the San Diego Feminist Book Group (http://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Feminist-Book-Group/) who inspired the group!

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