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Between the Lines: A Liberation Book Club
January 11, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Meets every other Monday from 6:30 – 8:00pm EST
Youâ€™re invited to HopeWorks first community book club:Â â€œBetween the Lines: A Liberation Book Clubâ€
â€œBetween the Linesâ€ will host online book club meetings every other Monday via ZOOM from 6:30- 8:00 pm. In addition to thesemeetings, the book club will use the platform GoodReads to communicate and create community participation throughout the month. Book club moderators will be able to post discussion boards and keep the conversation going with the whole clubâ€™s participation.
This Month’s Book
Join us in reading our first book of 2021, There There by Tommy Orange. There There is the â€œbrilliant, propulsiveâ€ story of twelve unforgettable characters, Urban Indians living in Oakland, California, who converge and collide on one fateful day. There There, the first novel by the Cheyenne and Arapaho author Tommy Orange,Â is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen. Itâ€™s â€œmasterful . . . white-hot . . . devastatingâ€ at the same time as it is fierce, funny, suspenseful, thoroughly modern, and impossible to put down. Here is a voice we have never heardâ€”a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with urgency and force. Tommy Orange has written a stunning novel that grapples with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and profound spirituality, and with a plague of addiction, abuse, and suicide.
Book:Â There There by Tommy Orange
Meeting Dates: January 11th & January 25th
Platform:Â Zoom (Link available once registered)
How to Join
If you are interested in becoming a member of â€œBetween the Lines: A Liberation Book Clubâ€ please see the link below to fill out an interest form. Following, you will receive information on how to register for the book club on GoodReads and you will also receive the link for the next book club meeting on Zoom.
Book club members will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the book clubâ€™s existence. Each month there will be a new opportunity to join the club by signing an interest form. If you have any questions about becoming a member of â€œBetween the Lines: a Liberation Book Clubâ€ please feel free to email Maya Carey atÂ MCarey@wearehopeworks.org.
About “Between the Lines: A Liberation Book Club”
Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, itâ€™s more important than ever for us to decolonize from individualism and reconnect with ways of community care. A feminist book club is a perfect way to work on that liberation, decolonization, and engage your mind and soul in topics that matter to you.
Our goal with this book club is to uncover the ways our current way of living helps to perpetuate a culture of violence that keeps certain people in a place of power and functions with a strict form of hierarchy. We cannot liberate ourselves without the liberation of the masses. In this book club, we will focus on reading seminal works by women of color, queer & trans folks, and stories of a new world. We are hoping that this book club can both act as a source of support for the community during this time of crisis and also help provide a source of community action building focusing on sharing diverse stories.