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Antiracism discussion: The Next Question video web series: ep 2 &3

I came across the amazing Austin Channing Brown and have started her Book 'I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness.' Channing Brown also has a fabulous web video series focused on racial justice that she co-hosts called The Next Question. Episodes 2 & 3 feature Andre Henry, "writer. musician. troublemaker." "It doesn't have to be this way." On Episode 2 of Season 1, Guest Contributor Andre Henry joins the host to discuss the power of social movements and the history of how real change is made in America. Moving past the caricatures of Dr. Martin Luther King and the hyper-simplifications of the Civil Rights movement, we dig into a discussion of how community support becomes the alternative to institutional power. Ep 3: Andre Henry returns to talk about the real impact of Dr. King's message (not the whitewashed version). The hosts talk with Andre about how to move out of the lukewarm and into the revolution made irresistible. --------------------------------- Let's discuss episodes 2 & 3 Here are the 2 episodes: Episode 2: https://vimeo.com/366007196 Episode 3: https://vimeo.com/367512254 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- I will message with the zoom link details a couple days ahead.

July Book Club: Read & Report 2.0 (Book Swap?)

Online event

May's book club- where we each read a feminist book we already had and then reported to the others what we thought of it- was a big hit so we're going to do that again, with one added bonus: for anyone interested, we will swap books! You are still allowed to read a book you already have or to check one out from the library, etc, but if you are interested in participating in the book swap please say so in the COMMENTS section. Book swap options: 1) Temporarily or permanently swap books with someone from book club. 2) Offer to lend out any of your feminist books while still reading something you already own (yes, it's ok to ask for collateral). 3) Have you been wanting to read a specific book? Post that in the comments to see if anyone has it and is willing to share. 4) Don't feel comfortable swapping right now? No problem! Choose your own book to read and come to book club anyway! 5) Do it your own way! You are all brilliant women. If you have an idea that you like better, I trust you! Depending on social distancing guidelines and the weather, book club will either be held over Zoom or in my large back yard in NE Mpls. If we meet at my place please bring your own chair and face mask. Hope to see everyone there, and remember, BUY LOCAL! P.S. The books read in May were: Circe by Madeline Miller Becoming by Michelle Obama They Were Her Property by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers Unscrewed by Jaclyn Friedman Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall (look for this in the next poll!)

Discussion: "I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness"

Hello! In an effort to delve into Racial Justice and Anti-Racism work and education I wanted to make a commitment to reading, viewing and otherwise expanding my engagement with the voices of People of Color, as well as Anti-Racism work in general (including the topic of Whiteness). I know that I am personally able to learn well from a combination of non-fiction/academic works as well as memoir that has personal stories. I came across the amazing Austin Channing Brown. Her book is now a bestseller! Earlier in July we will be discussing a few of the episodes of a racial justice web series she co-hosts called The Next Question. For this event, let's read her book: I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown Please come prepared to be open and share your personal reactions to her book, as well as your personal experiences with race including Whiteness. I will be using a discussion guide that Channing Brown has created to accompany her book. ****if the discussion goes well we might want to schedule a second discussion*** From the publisher: "In a time when nearly all institutions (schools, churches, universities, businesses) claim to value "diversity" in their mission statements, I'M STILL HERE is a powerful account of how and why our actions so often fall short of our words. Austin writes in breathtaking detail about her journey to self-worth and the pitfalls that kill our attempts at racial justice, in stories that bear witness to the complexity of America's social fabric--from Black Cleveland neighborhoods to private schools in the middle-class suburbs, from prison walls to the boardrooms at majority-white organizations. For readers who have engaged with America's legacy on race through the writing of Ta-Nehisi Coates and Michael Eric Dyson, I'M STILL HERE is an illuminating look at how white, middle-class, Evangelicalism has participated in an era of rising racial hostility, inviting the reader to confront apathy, recognize God's ongoing work in the world, and discover how blackness--if we let it--can save us all. Austin’s New York Times’ Bestseller has taken her across the country speaking to universities, mass audiences, churches, and businesses. By facing head-on the systemic ways our world was built for whiteness, Austin’s every word unapologetically yet winsomely kicks down the door and brings the Black American experience into center stage." Quite popular right now so I hope folks can find it. You might need to preorder. ----------------------------------------------- Available in Ebook or Audiobook. Through Brain Lair Books. They seem pretty awesome, so I wanted to support them. Black and female owned bookshop! https://brainlairbooks.papertrell.com/purchase.aspx?isbn=9781524760861&shelfid=6e8bd1dc-d4e6-4281-982b-6b1703a1145e Brain Lair Books Bookshop dedicated to developing empathy and building a community centered around the discussion of inclusive books. *Ordering through these lists and our general Bookshop page, directly supports Brain Lair Books! As long as you see the Brain Lair Books logo and name in the upper left-hand corner, a percentage of your purchase will go to our store. Read Books. Drink Coffee. Fight Evil. | South Bend, IN 46617 |[masked] Black Owned. Female Owned. Black Lives Matter. --------------------------------------------------- Looks like Barnes and Noble has hardcover, nookbook. ---------------------------------------------------- Looks like they have some copies at Booksamillion ----------------------------------------------------- Of course, there is always Amazon, which I am really trying to avoid because of how they have been treating their employees. They have it on kindle and a few hardcover copies.

August Book Club: Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall

Ali's home - Saint Paul

****PLEASE JOIN US EVEN IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE BOOK***** This Book is on GoodRead's Anti-Racist Reading List. Because of Covid we'll plan on having events outdoors or online (incase of bad weather). The location for this event is TBD.

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