What we're about

Let's get LITerary!!!! Hoping to connect with others interested in diversity and inclusion in SLC. Would love to read books that combat racism, ablism, homophobia, transphobia etc. and spark healing and growing discussions among us. Some ideas are: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie , Brilliant Imperfections by Eli Clare, Snow, Boy, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi. Please invite friends and add suggestions so this can be a community-driven space!

****UPDATE: First meeting recap and what to expect!****

Hi all! Thanks to everyone who came out last night and if you didn't make it, have no fear, we have plenty more where that came from! We had an awesome conversation about why this group appealed to so many of us and what are hopes for the book club are. Some thoughts: solidarity, community, frank political discussions, learning, and friendship- pretty great stuff!

Format; Two options to be an intersectional feminist!

1. Bi-weekly Hangs: We will have a bi-weekly discussion meeting that revolves around a short article, podcast, a life event, even a thought! Let us know if you're interested in leading.

2. Monthly Book Discussions: We will have a book discussion once a month facilitated by one of our members. The books can be either fiction or non-fiction (or anything else) and are simply aimed at sparking discussion about intersectionality and feminism. If you don't finish the book, or even if you don't pick it up, you're welcome to come and join in! (Beware of spoilers though.)

Community Norms:

-Stand up, step back. Be mindful of how much space you take in discussions and make sure there is room for everyone's voice to be heard.

-What's said here, stays here, what's learned here leaves here. Honor the confidentiality of others so that we can bring our truest selves to the space.

-Be mindful of how we talk about other groups, make sure your comments come from the place of you as an individual and are not generalizations about a group of people.

-Phones on silent and let us know if you're using it for research, reading, etc.

*Please feel free to add more or ask questions about these!

*Note: people of all genders are invited to attend- for sure!

Upcoming events (3)

Feminist Landscapes: Book Club Social/ Art Reflection

Salt Lake Roasting Company

Doin something different next week! If you never "do the reading," this meeting is for you! We'll be checking out some artwork curated by Amy regarding eco-feminism and the Feminist Landscape! Should be fun/badass, as always <3

Poetry @ Main Library

Salt Lake City Public Library, Room E (or D)

We're reading a book of poetry suggested by Beth <3

QUEER: a Graphic History

Salt Lake Roasting Co

Oooooh we're discussing the book Queer: A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker and Julia Scheele. It's a graphic novel that delineates queer theory in a way that is pretty easy to understand. It's a new book and might not be at the library, so I'll be including some articles you can read instead if you're not up for buying the book. Interview with the author: https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/kw97me/queer-a-graphic-history-interview What is queer theory: https://guides.library.illinois.edu/queertheory/background Art on heteronormity: https://tinafiveash.com/hey-hetero Heterosexual questionnaire: https://libcom.org/library/heterosexual-questionnaire Love this video because the guy is presumably going to argue against queer theory but he actually gives a really good summary I think: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1Lm0KL7xKg

Past events (19)

Book Club Discussion - Americanah

Salt Lake City Public Library, Room E (or D)

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