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We are more than just a book club. We are a diverse group of ladies who gather every month in Downtown LA to socialize and discuss nonfiction books.

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Upcoming events (2)

📚 August - More Than Enough - Remote Book Club via Zoom

😃 Join us for an engaging discussion of our book-of-the-month! Courtesy of COVID-19, we are going to schedule this as a Zoom meeting. ❗😷THIS WILL BE A ZOOM MEETING. DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ALL WHO RSVP (since this invite is public and we don't want strangers crashing our meeting!) Title: More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say) Author: Elaine Welteroth In this part-manifesto, part-memoir, the revolutionary editor who infused social consciousness into the pages of Teen Vogue explores what it means to come into your own - on your own terms. Throughout her life, Elaine Welteroth has climbed the ranks of media and fashion, shattering ceilings along the way. In this riveting and timely memoir, the groundbreaking journalist unpacks lessons on race, identity, and success through her own journey, from navigating her way as the unstoppable child of a unlikely interracial marriage in small-town California to finding herself on the frontlines of a modern movement for the next generation of change makers. Welteroth moves beyond the headlines and highlight reels to share the profound lessons and struggles of being a barrier-breaker across so many intersections. As a young boss and often the only black woman in the room, she's had enough of the world telling her - and all women - they're not enough. As she learns to rely on herself by looking both inward and upward, we're ultimately reminded that we're more than enough. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE 2020 NAACP IMAGE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORK - BIOGRAPHY/ AUTOBIOGRAPHY • What to bring: Your book, an open mind, and your great ideas for discussion! ❗😷THIS WILL BE A ZOOM MEETING. DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ALL WHO RSVP (since this invite is public and we don't want strangers crashing our meeting!) Important to know 🆗 If you RSVP “Yes”, remember to cancel if you’re no longer able to join us - Even if you’re “far down” the waitlist ☎️ After the RSVP window closes, you must contact your Meetup host if you would like to be added to the attendance list: Patricia Text (619)[masked] ⏰ Agenda 1:00 Introductions & virtual catch-up 1:30 Book Discussion 2:45 Wrap Up 3:00 Farewell

📚 September - Across That Bridge - Remote Book Club via Zoom

😃 Join us for an engaging discussion of our book-of-the-month! Courtesy of COVID-19, we are going to schedule this book club as a Zoom meeting until we are able to meet in person again. ❗😷THIS WILL BE A ZOOM MEETING. DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ALL WHO RSVP (since this invite is public and we don't want strangers crashing our meeting!) Title: Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America Author: John Lewis "The most important lesson I have learned in the fifty years I have spent working toward the building of a better world is that the true work of social transformation starts within. It begins inside your own heart and mind, because the battleground of human transformation is really, more than any other thing, the struggle within the human consciousness to believe and accept what is true. Thus to truly revolutionize our society, we must first revolutionize ourselves. We must be the change we seek if we are to effectively demand transformation from others." - John Lewis In Across That Bridge, Congressman John Lewis draws from his experience as a prominent leader of the Civil Rights Movement to offer timeless wisdom, poignant recollections, and powerful principles for anyone interested in challenging injustices and inspiring real change toward a freer, more peaceful society. The Civil Rights Movement gave rise to the protest culture we know today, and the experiences of leaders like Congressman Lewis, a close confidant to Martin Luther King, Jr., have never been more relevant. Congressman John Lewis was a leader in the American Civil Rights Movement. He was chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and played a key role in the struggle to end segregation. Despite more than 40 arrests, physical attacks, and serious injuries, John Lewis remained a devoted advocate of the philosophy of nonviolence. He is co-author of the first comics work ever to win the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel memoir trilogy MARCH, written with Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell. He is also the recipient of numerous awards from national and international institutions including the Lincoln Medal, the John F. Kennedy "Profile in Courage" Lifetime Achievement Award, and the NAACP Spingarn Medal, among many others. In this heartfelt book, Lewis explores the contributions that each generation must make to achieve change. Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work/Biography • What to bring: Your book, an open mind, and your great ideas for discussion! Important to know: 🆗 If you RSVP “Yes”, remember to cancel if you’re no longer able to join us - Even if you’re “far down” the waitlist ☎️ After the RSVP window closes, you must contact your Meetup host if you would like to be added to the attendance list: Patricia Text (619)[masked] ⏰ Agenda 1:00 Introductions & virtual catch-up 1:30 Book Discussion 2:45 Wrap Up 3:00 Farewell

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