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What we're about

The East Bay Feminist Book Club ( 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 ( 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 ( 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!

Members are invited to join our facebook group ( for discussion of all things feminist.

Shout-out to the San Diego Feminist Book Group ( who inspired the group!

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