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Grace Club + Book Club

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Suite Genius Mt. Pleasant

225 West 8th Avenue

#200

Vancouver, BC V5Y 1N3

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If you're like me, you're a passionate learner, but maybe a slow, easily distracted reader (thanks Netflix), and you crave more accountability for nurturing a steady reading habit. You are a respectful human, who is wired for connection and happy to participate in healthy discourse, or sometimes just observe it.

Well then, Grace Club Book Club welcomes you with open arms!

This is an easy, affordable way to connect with lovely humans, further intersectional feminist discussion, and encourage growth and activism within our #GraceClubYVR community... who’s in?


WHEN:

Tuesday April 14th 6:30pm-8:30pm


WHERE:

Suite Genius co-working space near the corner of Columbia and West 8th Ave in Mount Pleasant, Vancouver BC. Suite Genius is wheelchair accessible, and has gender neutral washrooms.


WHAT:

Our next book is 'Me and White Supremacy' by Layla F Saad

About The Author

Layla Saad is a globally respected writer, speaker and podcast host on the topics of race, identity, leadership, personal transformation and social change.

As an East African, Arab, British, Black, Muslim woman who was born and grew up in the West, and lives in Middle East, Layla has always sat at a unique intersection of identities from which she is able to draw rich and intriguing perspectives. Layla's work is driven by her powerful desire to 'become a good ancestor'; to live and work in ways that leave a legacy of healing and liberation for those who will come after she is gone.

Me and White Supremacy is Layla's first book. Initially offered for free following an Instagram challenge under the same name, the best-selling digital Me And White Supremacy Workbook was downloaded by close to ninety thousand people around the world in the space of six months, before becoming a traditionally published book. Layla's work has been brought into homes, educational institutions and workplaces around the world that are seeking to create personal and collective change.

Layla earned her Bachelor of Law degree from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom. She lives in Doha, Qatar with her husband, Sam, and two children, Maya and Mohamed. Find out more about Layla at www.laylafsaad.com.

A couple more articles to get you motivated:

https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/summer-2019/you-and-white-supremacy-a-challenge-to-educators

https://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/a25437280/layla-saad-me-and-white-supremacy-book/


THE DEETS:

BYOSB (Bring Your Own Snacks and Beverages; there is a kitchen so you can reheat food, it has all the plates and utensils as well, but please try to bring your own water bottle/fave drinking vessel to minimize cleanup and reduce waste).

Please consider borrowing a copy from the library, or supporting independent local bookstores like

Massey Books in Chinatown,

Kids Books in Kits (not just for kids!),

Pulp Fiction on Main St near Broadway,

Book Warehouse various locations (10% discount if you mention it's for Bookclub)


FEES:

Suggested membership fee for those attending will be $5 (covers costs) -$15 (donates to the cause) per event to help pay for the space rental and anything left over will go towards one of our favourite local grassroots organizations WISH Vancouver .

Their mission is to improve the health, safety and well-being of women who are involved in Vancouver’s street-based sex trade. Their vision is for every woman to have access to opportunities to make free, healthy and positive choices. Women who engage in sex work are some of the most marginalized and vulnerable women in our society. Those who engage in street-based sex work are even more at risk of social stigma, violence and health crises.WISH Drop-In Centre Society provides support to women who work in the street-based sex trade—60 percent of whom are homeless, and half of whom are Indigenous. All live in poverty.


Ok that's it for from me, can’t wait to connect with fellow feminist readers! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions/concerns.

Happy reading,

Maggie Anderson

She/Her

Community Curator

www.graceyvr.com



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225 West 8th Avenue

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Vancouver, BC V5Y 1N3

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