Liberation Library Book Club

The Liberation Library Book Club is Back!

Rania writes, because well, Rania READS! I am so happy to find the time and energy to bring back my book club. The Liberation Library is a freedom affirming space for collective learning, strategizing and growing.

How it works:

  • Book club is free/pay what you can, but you must register.
  • Donations support folks with accessing the books, and help to cover costs for note takers, ASL , captioning and/or other access needs.
  • Please note, we read books that are mostly written by Black & Indigenous folks, as such we want to make sure that we buy the books ( soft or hard copies) or borrow them from libraries (and each other) rather than circulate PDF copies.
  • The Liberation Library runs from April 1st 2021, to March 30th, 2022 (inshallah!)
  • You have two options for pace - the slow land, where we read 6 books over 12 months and meet once a month, or the fast lane, where we read one book every month, meeting twice in that period.
  • We meet twice a month, in a facilitated conversation and open discussion, guiding questions, reflections and prompts accompany each book.
  • Meeting dates for April 2021 to September 2021 are confirmed and listed below, dates for later sessions will be announced in July of 2021.
  • You can skip months and switch leans when you need to, just let us know.
  • Book Club registration is a must, so we can understand your access needs, including getting a soft/hard/audio copy of the text.
  • RSVP to each book/meeting in advance, we’ll email you a link!
  • Meetings are currently taking place on zoom.
  • We will occasionally have guest facilitators, participants are also welcome to lead discussions.

Welcome back to the liberation library, we can’t wait to read and grow with you!

FAST LANE: BOOK CLUB BOOK LIST & MEETING DATES

Teaching to Transgress - bell hooks (APRIL 2021)

6 PM, APRIL 1ST & 6 PM, APRIL 27TH

Blacklife - Rinaldo Walcott & Idil Abdillahi (MAY 2021)

10 AM, MAY 1ST & 11 AM, MAY 29th

Beyond Survival - Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Ejeris Dixon (JUNE 2021)

10 AM, JUNE 12TH & 6 PM, JUNE 24TH

We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice - Mariame Kaba (JULY 2021)

6 PM, JULY 8TH & 6 PM, JULY 21ST

Braiding Sweetgrass - Robin Wall Kimmerer (AUGUST 2021)

6 PM, AUGUST 10TH & 6 PM, AUGUST 24TH

Disability Visibility - Alice Wong (SEPTEMBER 2021)

10 AM, SEPTEMBER 13TH & 6 PM, SEPTEMBER 21ST

Your Silence Will Not Protect You - Audre Lorde (OCTOBER 2021)

6 PM, OCTOBER 6TH & 6 PM , OCTOBER 20TH

The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity & Love - bell hooks (NOVEMBER 2021)

10 AM, NOVEMBER 6TH & 6 PM , NOVEMBER 22ND

The Body is Not an Apology - Sonya Renee Taylor (DECEMBER 2021)

10 AM, DECEMBER 4TH & 6 PM , DECEMBER 13TH

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments - Saidiya Hartman (JANUARY 2022)

6 PM, JANUARY 10 TH & 6 PM , JANUARY 24TH

Golden Gulag - Ruth Wilson Gilmore (FEBRUARY 2022)

6 PM, FEBRUARY 7TH & 6 PM , FEBRUARY 22ND

Pleasure Activism - Adrienne Maree Brown (MARCH 2022)

10 AM, MARCH 5TH & 6 PM , MARCH 28TH

SLOW LANE: BOOK CLUB BOOK LIST & MEETING DATES

Blacklife - Rinaldo Walcott & Idil Abdillahi (MAY - JUNE 2021)

6 PM, MAY 24TH & 6 PM, JUNE 22ND

Beyond Survival - Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Ejeris Dixon (JULY - AUGUST 2021)

10 AM, JULY 3RD & 10 AM, AUGUST 21ST

We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice - Mariame Kaba (SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2021)

10 AM, SEPTEMBER 18TH & 6 PM, OCTOBER 7TH

Braiding Sweetgrass - Robin Wall Kimmerer (NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2021)

6 PM, NOVEMBER 8TH & 6 PM , DECEMBER 6TH

Disability Visibility - Alice Wong (JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2022)

6 PM, JANUARY 11TH & 10 AM , FEBRUARY 5TH

Pleasure Activism - Adrienne Maree Brown (MARCH - APRIL 2022)

6 PM, MARCH 7TH & 6 PM , APRIL 5TH

The Liberation Library Book Club is Back!

Rania writes, because well, Rania READS! I am so happy to find the time and energy to bring back my book club. The Liberation Library is a freedom affirming space for collective learning, strategizing and growing.

How it works:

  • Book club is free/pay what you can, but you must register.
  • Donations support folks with accessing the books, and help to cover costs for note takers, ASL , captioning and/or other access needs.
  • Please note, we read books that are mostly written by Black & Indigenous folks, as such we want to make sure that we buy the books ( soft or hard copies) or borrow them from libraries (and each other) rather than circulate PDF copies.
  • The Liberation Library runs from April 1st 2021, to March 30th, 2022 (inshallah!)
  • You have two options for pace - the slow land, where we read 6 books over 12 months and meet once a month, or the fast lane, where we read one book every month, meeting twice in that period.
  • We meet twice a month, in a facilitated conversation and open discussion, guiding questions, reflections and prompts accompany each book.
  • Meeting dates for April 2021 to September 2021 are confirmed and listed below, dates for later sessions will be announced in July of 2021.
  • You can skip months and switch leans when you need to, just let us know.
  • Book Club registration is a must, so we can understand your access needs, including getting a soft/hard/audio copy of the text.
  • RSVP to each book/meeting in advance, we’ll email you a link!
  • Meetings are currently taking place on zoom.
  • We will occasionally have guest facilitators, participants are also welcome to lead discussions.

Welcome back to the liberation library, we can’t wait to read and grow with you!

FAST LANE: BOOK CLUB BOOK LIST & MEETING DATES

Teaching to Transgress - bell hooks (APRIL 2021)

6 PM, APRIL 1ST & 6 PM, APRIL 27TH

Blacklife - Rinaldo Walcott & Idil Abdillahi (MAY 2021)

10 AM, MAY 1ST & 11 AM, MAY 29th

Beyond Survival - Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Ejeris Dixon (JUNE 2021)

10 AM, JUNE 12TH & 6 PM, JUNE 24TH

We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice - Mariame Kaba (JULY 2021)

6 PM, JULY 8TH & 6 PM, JULY 21ST

Braiding Sweetgrass - Robin Wall Kimmerer (AUGUST 2021)

6 PM, AUGUST 10TH & 6 PM, AUGUST 24TH

Disability Visibility - Alice Wong (SEPTEMBER 2021)

10 AM, SEPTEMBER 13TH & 6 PM, SEPTEMBER 21ST

Your Silence Will Not Protect You - Audre Lorde (OCTOBER 2021)

6 PM, OCTOBER 6TH & 6 PM , OCTOBER 20TH

The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity & Love - bell hooks (NOVEMBER 2021)

10 AM, NOVEMBER 6TH & 6 PM , NOVEMBER 22ND

The Body is Not an Apology - Sonya Renee Taylor (DECEMBER 2021)

10 AM, DECEMBER 4TH & 6 PM , DECEMBER 13TH

Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments - Saidiya Hartman (JANUARY 2022)

6 PM, JANUARY 10 TH & 6 PM , JANUARY 24TH

Golden Gulag - Ruth Wilson Gilmore (FEBRUARY 2022)

6 PM, FEBRUARY 7TH & 6 PM , FEBRUARY 22ND

Pleasure Activism - Adrienne Maree Brown (MARCH 2022)

10 AM, MARCH 5TH & 6 PM , MARCH 28TH

SLOW LANE: BOOK CLUB BOOK LIST & MEETING DATES

Blacklife - Rinaldo Walcott & Idil Abdillahi (MAY - JUNE 2021)

6 PM, MAY 24TH & 6 PM, JUNE 22ND

Beyond Survival - Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Ejeris Dixon (JULY - AUGUST 2021)

10 AM, JULY 3RD & 10 AM, AUGUST 21ST

We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice - Mariame Kaba (SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2021)

10 AM, SEPTEMBER 18TH & 6 PM, OCTOBER 7TH

Braiding Sweetgrass - Robin Wall Kimmerer (NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 2021)

6 PM, NOVEMBER 8TH & 6 PM , DECEMBER 6TH

Disability Visibility - Alice Wong (JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2022)

6 PM, JANUARY 11TH & 10 AM , FEBRUARY 5TH

Pleasure Activism - Adrienne Maree Brown (MARCH - APRIL 2022)

6 PM, MARCH 7TH & 6 PM , APRIL 5TH

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